Error Synching BCS External list to Outlook or WorkSpace

“The server must be running MOSS2010 to synchronize external list with SharePoint workspace”     I have faced this issue both in Escrow and Beta builds so thought to share it with others to make it easier. If you get the error message or having issues while synching your external list to client tools like WorkSpace…

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Provision an External List using feature (BCS)

Eric shared the xml schema to provision an external list using features. I believe everyone will find it useful so sharing it.            <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>             <Elements xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/”>               <ListInstance Title=”title of list”                             OnQuickLaunch=”TRUE”                             TemplateType=”104″                             FeatureId=”SharePointFeatureId”                             Url=”lists/Url”                             Description=”Description”>                 <DataSource>                   <Property Name=”LobSystemInstance” Value=”LobSystemInstance” />                   <Property Name=”EntityNamespace” Value=”EntityNamespace” />                   <Property Name=”Entity” Value=”EntityName” />                   <Property Name=”SpecificFinder”…

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Consuming External data using SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services(BCS) and Office Excel 2010 Add-In

In this walkthrough you will learn how to use Sharepoint Server 2010 Business Connectivity Services(BCS) feature to access external business data using Microsoft Excel 2010 as a client. This simple step-by-step will help you understand how to setup a BCS External list and then interact with it using browser or new OM available via Office…

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