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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Consuming a Claims-Enabled WCF Web Service as a SharePoint 2010 External Content Type

This article is the fourth and last in a series of MSDN articles on creating a claims-aware web service and consuming it from SharePoint Business Connectivity Services (BCS).  In this article, you are going to use SharePoint Designer 2010 to consume the claims-enabled Web service that you created in the first three articles.  Before following…

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Establishing Trust between a WCF Web Service and the SharePoint 2010 Security Token Service

This article is the third in a series of MSDN articles on creating a claims-aware web service and consuming it from SharePoint Business Connectivity Services (BCS).  In this article, you are going to enable federated HTTP binding for the web service and establish trust between the WCF Web service and the SharePoint 2010 Security Token…

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Access denied by Business Data Connectivity

Sometimes when you are creating and modifying External Content Types (ECT), you may see the error Access denied by Business Data Connectivity. This blog is inactive.New blog: EricWhite.com/blog Blog TOC The normal course of events when setting up an ECT is that after making sure your data source is properly configured, you use SharePoint Designer…

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Determining Caller Identity within a WCF Web Service

This post is the second in a series of upcoming MSDN articles.  It builds on the web service that was built in Getting Started Building a WCF Web Service, which shows how to create a very simple web service using Windows Communications Foundation (WCF) and host it using Internet Information Services (IIS).  To follow the procedure…

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Getting Started Building a WCF Web Service

This post is the first in a series of upcoming MSDN articles on creating a claims-aware web service and consuming it from SharePoint BCS.  In the short time that I’ve worked with claims-based authentication, what I experience is that while there are not very many steps to get it working, if you get anything wrong, then it…

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