June 10, 2010

Automating Windows 7 Boot Entry Creation With PowerShell

  Recently I needed to create an automated process to make boot entries for developer lab machines to allow them to boot to a virtual hard […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
May 18, 2009

SharePoint On The Web and AdventureWorks Travel Site Installer Released!

New content was added to the web site last week!  This content includes the SharePoint on the web modules and the much anticipated release of […]
March 8, 2009

HOW TO: Enhance SharePoint User Profiles With The Business Data Catalog

If you look hard enough you can find several articles on the Internet which describe different ways to enhance SharePoint User Profiles with the Business Data […]
June 7, 2008

TechEd North America 2008 Session Materials : Creating Solutions with the Business Data Catalog

Thanks to everyone who came to my session last week at the Microsoft TechEd 2008 North America Developer conference!  It was really nice to see so […]
March 6, 2008

Creating Solutions with the MOSS Single Sign On Service Session Materials

WOW!  What a day!  First, I got to meet Greg Lemond!  He is a very down to earth guy and I really enjoyed spending some time […]