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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SharePoint Interoperability Event

Here is an interesting opportunity if you are a developer working on a product that interacts with SharePoint.  There is a free interoperability plugfest in Redmond on June 15th and 16th.  You can test your SharePoint interoperability, and get answers directly from the SharePoint team.  There will be presentations as well as opportunities to set…


Searching External Data in SharePoint 2010 Using Business Connectivity Services

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) are a set of services and features that provide a way to connect SharePoint solutions to sources of external data and to define external content types that are based on that external data. The search services in SharePoint 2010 are able to index the external data using the external content type…

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Office 2010 Reaches RTM

Today we reached RTM for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010!  The Office Engineering team’s blog has all the details. This blog is inactive.New blog: EricWhite.com/blogBlog TOC


SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 Videos from the SharePoint Conference 2009

We’ve published ten of the most popular videos from the SharePoint Conference. SharePoint 2010 Videos This blog is inactive.New blog: EricWhite.com/blogBlog TOCOverview of the SharePoint 2010 Developer Platform This SharePoint Conference video provides code-based demos and a brief look at the major new features, tools, and hosting options in SharePoint 2010. Developing with the New…


Assembling Documents on SharePoint 2010 Sites by Merging Content from Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Zeyad Rajabi and Frank Rice have put together a cool article, Assembling Documents on SharePoint 2010 Sites by Merging Content from Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, that shows how to build an innovative document generation solution on SharePoint using the Open XML SDK 2.0 where you merge content from Excel and PowerPoint to create an interesting…

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