BCS OData Custom Authentication using Extension Provider

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2013 supports connecting to OData-based LOB systems. BCS supports the following authentication modes for authenticating against the OData service: PassThrough RevertToSelf Credentials Windows Credentials Digest Credentials Custom Authentication using OData Extension Provider In this article, we cover in detail how to connect from SharePoint on-premises to any OData service…


Content enrichment service scaling and aggregation

WCF Routing Service with content based routing The configuration of the content enrichment feature only supports a single web service endpoint. This can be limiting for a number of common scenarios: You want to integrate more than one content enrichment web service into content processing. Your web service is time-consuming and you want to load…

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Scenario pages for SharePoint 2013 on TechNet

Earlier this week, Samantha Robertson published a post about scenario pages in the SharePoint IT Pro Blog. To make a long story short—scenario pages allow you to view key resources about a particular scenario. Resources are taken from many Microsoft web properties, including TechNet, MSDN, and Office.com. We realize that you might be interested in…

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Opportunity for SharePoint Conference attendees: Design Time Sessions

If you are registered for the SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas, consider nominating your organization for a dedicated FREE hour of solution-design consultation with Microsoft product experts. These Design Time sessions are intended to help IT professionals and developers envision and plan solutions based on SharePoint 2013 products. If you are selected, you will meet with one or more…

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Integrating Additional Tools in a SharePoint Continuous Integration Build

Update: This article is brought to you by Chris O’Brien, SharePoint MVP and consultant based in UK. You can read more from him @ http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com. Thanks for reading! We have finally come to the last post in our series on Continuous Integration for SharePoint. Today we’ll first wrap up on the subject of running tests from…


Win cool prizes in the app contest!

Last week Vivek Narasimhan (Product Marketing Manager for Office and SharePoint) announced the app contest in the official Apps for Office and SharePoint Blog for developers. The app contest? Yes! The app contest is open to developers who have a great idea for an app for Office or an app for SharePoint. Prizes include $10,000…

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The new Office customer preview is here!

On July 16th 2012 Steve Ballmer unveiled the new, modern Office with exciting support for developers. In this release, Office aligns with Windows 8, offering the best tools and platform to help you build the applications and solutions that you have in mind. Read the full press release to find more details. What about SharePoint?…

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Migrating the SharePoint 2007 “FAB 40” templates to SharePoint 2010 (Surya Kiran)

Introduction As a consultant for Microsoft Global Delivery, I recently worked with a Customer who asked for continued use of the Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (known as the Fab 40 templates) in their Office 365, SharePoint Online Dedicated environment. But we were in a dilemma, because some templates were not working with…