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December 1, 2009

HOW TO: Programmatically create a SharePoint 2010 External Content Type

I demonstrated how to make an external content type programmatically during the SPC 405 – Business Connectivity Services Runtime and Object Model Deep Dive session at […]
November 20, 2009

Which SharePoint 2010 Site Template Is Right For Me?

  When MOSS 2007 came out I created a blog post very similar to this one.  It turned out to be one of my most popular posts […]
November 12, 2009

HOW TO: Register an External Content Type with the SharePoint Search Service to make the data searchable

In part 1of this blog post series I showed you how to create a .NET Assembly Connector to read data from a flat file. This blog […]
November 5, 2009

HOW TO: Create a Searchable SharePoint 2010 BDC .NET Assembly Connector Which Reads From A Flat File

The Business Context In many large organizations business data is stored inside of flat files from mainframes or other legacy systems. These systems chug along just […]
November 3, 2009

SharePoint Conference 2009 Follow Up & Session Materials

It was quite a week in Las Vegas at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009!  Wow, what a long way the product has come!  I can remember […]
November 3, 2009

SharePoint Conference 2009 SPC 405 Session Materials

Download This file contains the source code I used to present the demos during the SPC 405 session.
November 2, 2009

HOW TO: Create a custom site definition in SharePoint 2010

  This article describes how to create a custom site definition in SharePoint 2010.  The process to create a custom site definition has not changed much […]
November 2, 2009

HOW TO: Create a custom theme for SharePoint 2010

Creating SharePoint themes used to require editing CSS style sheets manually or using a tool like SharePoint Designer.  Furthermore, packaging and deploying the themes required administrative […]
September 8, 2009

SharePoint Patterns & Practices: Developing SharePoint Applications

Last week the Microsoft Patterns & Practices team released a new set of SharePoint guidance for building collaborative applications that extend your LOB systems.  This release […]
August 26, 2009

Big Hair Wi-Fi

It’s hard to believe Def Leppard started rocking 22 years ago and they are still going strong.  Their show on Monday night in Denver was sweet!  […]
July 1, 2009

Introducing the Content Monster Web Part!

At the Microsoft TechEd 2009 North America conference Andrew Connell and I co-presented the OFC405 – Extending the Content Query Web Part to Aggregate Data Across […]
May 18, 2009

TechEd 2009 BDC Session Materials

Thanks to everyone who came to my Go Beyond With The BDC! session last week at the Microsoft TechEd 2009 North America conference!  You can find […]