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December 4, 2010

Published: Guidance For SharePoint 2010 Architects and Developers

During the latter portion of 2009 and a good portion of 2010 I was privileged to work with the MS Patterns and Practices team to create […]
November 10, 2010

Published: SharePointPro Connections Magazine Article

In the latest edition of SharePointPro Connections magazine you can read my article titled Business Connectivity Services, Part I – What you need to know about […]
October 27, 2010

SPD 2010 – Collect Data From User Activity – Missing Column

When you use the Collect Data From User Activity in SharePoint Designer 2010 you can define a column to add to the Tasks list (or another […]
October 27, 2010

MSDN white paper: Creating and Publishing Excel 2010 Documents with Custom SharePoint 2010 Workflows

A white paper I wrote for MSDN, Creating and Publishing Excel 2010 Documents with Custom SharePoint 2010 Workflows is now available.  If you are interested in […]
June 21, 2010

HOW TO: Create a Sandbox Compatible Visual Web Part with the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools

Last week Mike Morton and the folks on the Visual Studio team released the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools.  The Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power […]
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 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 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 […]