Leaving Microsoft, Blog Moving to EricWhite.com

Due to personal obligations (moving away from Seattle) it is with sadness that I’m announcing that I’m leaving Microsoft.  My last day at Microsoft will be January 21.  This will be the last post on this blog.  I will be commencing to blog at EricWhite.com/blog.  Here is what I’m planning for the near future on…

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Using the OData Rest API for CRUD Operations on a SharePoint List

SharePoint 2010 exposes list data via OData.  This post contains four super-small code snippets that show how to Create, Read, Update, and Delete items in a SharePoint list using the OData Rest API. This blog is inactive.New blog: EricWhite.com/blogBlog TOCThis post is one in a series on using the OData REST API to access SharePoint…

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How to Install and Activate the IW Demo/Evaluation Hyper-V Machine

The 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine is the easiest way to evaluate SharePoint development.  The VM comes complete with an installed, working copy of SharePoint 2010, Visual Studio, Office 2010, and much, much more.  The installation instructions mention that you can connect the virtual machine to the internet and activate it for 180 days. …

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Getting Started using the OData REST API to Query a SharePoint List

SharePoint 2010 exposes list data via OData.  I’m currently working on an article around SharePoint and OData.  As part of this effort, at various points, I’ll blog some of my intermediate samples.  This post details the minimum number of steps to query a SharePoint list using OData. This blog is inactive.New blog: EricWhite.com/blog Blog TOCThis…

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Office/SharePoint Building Blocks and Developer Stories

For the last few months, it has been my assigned job to think and write about Office and SharePoint development from a very high level.  I haven’t written any code (sadly).  Instead, I’ve been simply involved in a survey, first, of SharePoint 2010, followed by the Office 2010 client applications.  The first result of my…

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Easy SharePoint 2010 Setup for Developers on Windows 7

Chris Johnson and Paul Stubbs have released some PowerShell scripts that make it easy to setup SharePoint 2010 on a Windows 7 developer workstation.  These scripts will install and configure the prerequisites to get up and running with SharePoint development.  All of the source is provided, so you can customize it.  Out of the box…

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SharePoint Developer Building Blocks: Technologies for Creating SharePoint Applications

You can use a variety of languages, frameworks, object models, and tools to build scalable distributed web applications on the SharePoint 2010 development platform.  It can be difficult for a developer new to SharePoint to know what to use to accomplish various scenarios, or even what is possible.  This article provides a high-level overview of…

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Writing and Hosting a Web Service in the SharePoint 2010 Demo Virtual Machine

Coding and hosting a WCF web service is a great way to experiment with Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and External Content Types (ECT). In the near future, I’m going to be writing about some of the BCS scenarios where you need to manually code the BCS model. When putting together many-to-many associations or one-to-many where…

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Exploring the BCS Metadata Schema

When developers are first getting started using BCS, they typically use SharePoint Designer (or perhaps Visual Studio 2010) to put together their BCS model.  Using either of those tools, it is pretty easy to discover an external data source, and follow the appropriate steps to connect BCS to the data source and create an external…

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Microsoft patterns and practices: Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010

Microsoft patterns and practices have released a guide: Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 In the guide: This blog is inactive.New blog: EricWhite.com/blogBlog TOC”Application Foundations for SharePoint 2010″ describes approaches you can use to address testing, flexibility, configuration, logging and exception handling, and maintainability. “Execution Models in SharePoint 2010” provides technical insights into the mechanics of…

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