Leveraging Windows Azure WCF Services to Connect BCS with SharePoint Online

Introduction You might have read an earlier post of mine where I discussed the new Business Connectivity Services (BCS) functionality in SharePoint Online (SP-O) and walked through how you can leverage jQuery and JavaScript to interact with an external list in SharePoint Online. This blog post assumed that you had created an external list in the first place and provided you with some code snippets to create a view of an external list. Since that time, a great post from Christian Glessner popped up that shows you how you can walk through creating an external list using SQL Azure.

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Leveraging Windows Azure WCF Services to Connect BCS with SharePoint Online

Add a Custom Task Pane to Project 2010 (Norm Estabrook)

Good news! Project 2010 supports custom task panes! Bad News! Getting one to appear in a Project 2010 is not so obvious. Good News! It’s a lot easier than I make it sound. In this post, I’ll show you how to add a custom task pane to Project 2010 by using a Project 2010 or Project 2007 project template in Visual Studio.

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Scanning Tool to Detect Custom XML Markup in .DOCX and .DOCM files

Quick Start The Installer is located here .  Background reading What is Custom XML- … and the impact of the i4i judgment on Word , Regarding Custom XML Patch distribution and availability , Associating Data with Content Controls , Using Content Controls vs. Custom XML Elements , After we made a patch available for Word related to the recent court ruling, we were asked by a handful of customers if there is a way to identify document files or solutions which may be affected.

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Scanning Tool to Detect Custom XML Markup in .DOCX and .DOCM files

Word Automation Services: How it Works

In my first two posts in the series on Word Automation Services, I talked about what it is and what it does – in this post, I wanted to drill in on how the service works from an architectural standpoint, and what that means for solutions built on top of it. Word Power on the Server The most important component of Word Automation Services is getting a core engine with 100% fidelity to desktop Word running on the server – accordingly, much of our effort was focused on this task.

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8. VSTO Bug Tracker : Using a Ribbon

To get started, from the Project menu choose Add New Item. In the Add New Item dialog box, click Ribbon (Visual Designer)

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8. VSTO Bug Tracker : Using a Ribbon

HowTo: Get properties of an Outlook email item drag-and-dropped onto a .NET form

There is only one easy and reliable way to get a valid Outlook object when dragging Outlook items onto a .NET form of your Outlook add-in.

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Changes in the Add-In Model between VSTO 2.0 and VSTO 3.0

It is instructive to compare code from the previous edition of my book to see what changed between Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 as well as the changes to the add-in model between VSTO 2.0 and VSTO 3.0.   This is a VSTO Outlook add-in that handles the ItemSend event and checks if there are more than 25 recipients to warn you that you are sending to a lot of people.

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Changes in the Add-In Model between VSTO 2.0 and VSTO 3.0

Importing Charts from Spreadsheets to Wordprocessing Documents

There have been several requests made by people asking how to import a chart from one document type to another document type. In a previous post, I showed you how to push data into a spreadsheet to create a chart

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Silverlight Web Part in SharePoint

Having looked at Silverlight in Office client , I thought I’d round out the exercise by looking at Silverlight in Office server . It turns out that lots of people have looked at this before, and I relied heavily on information from several other people’s blog posts (see below), the Silverlight Blueprint for Sharepoint , and Steve Fox and Paul Stubbs’s new book

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Silverlight Web Part in SharePoint