SharePoint Development


Reflections on ASPC2016

What is ASPC 2016 and why should you care? ASPC aka Arctic SharePoint Challenge and in this year 2016 is an event in Oslo, Norway at the beautiful Voksenåsen Hotel. To summarize their mission statement, it is an event geared to stimulate collaborate learning, networking and idea sharing through hands-on […]


Why it pays to have Smart Friends to Encourage you

Why write this blog post? Sure its late and YES I could be rotting my brain away on the Idiot Box, but what started off as a Taunt by Ram turned out to consume my life for 2 days straight but with useful results, challenges that were overcome, and a […]


Part 2 of 3-Blog Update on SharePoint BCS with full CRUD 5

SharePoint BCS has consistently two of my most heavily viewed/visited post based on WordPress Metrics is the one highlighted below, see the image for the top 5 all How To: Create, Configure, Consume SharePoint 2010 Secure Store in Business Connectivity Services Creating a SharePoint 2010 External Content Type with CRUD […]


Come see my three session at SPLive360 in Orlando 1

What am I speaking on I am honored to be accepted to speak at this auspicious event led by co-Chairs Andrew Connell and Dan Holme this November 18th through 22nd, at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal in Orlando, Florida. I will be delivering three sessions SPH14 Case Study: When […]


Error/Resolution: Could not load type ‘System.Data.Services.Providers.IDataServiceUpdateProvider’ from…

Synopsis:  Cryptic message huh, but basically i got a tweet from @dfollette regarding using the Client Site Object Model (CSOM) in SharePoint to gain access to List Data and other LOB System and he also had a reference in a Web Cast to do the same thing using the REST […]


How To: Create Content Types with Site Columns in Code Visual Studio 2010 for SharePoint 2010 8

Synopsis: So why would you Ever Ever need to feel the pain of creating Content Types from scratch and associate Site Columns also in code with them? Well, the one glaring reason is that if you create site columns and content types out of Code, you loose the control of […]


How To: So you have a GUID in your External List huh, Yes you can Update the List… if you set it up right 4

Synopsis:  I fielded a question on MSDN again and it peaked my interest because it had to do with of course BCS. The stated question was an issue when trying to update an External List when a GUID was present.  So I setup a new table, created a… well you […]


How To: Create, Configure, Consume SharePoint 2010 Secure Store in Business Connectivity Services 79

Synopsis: I have seen quite a bit of confusion out there regarding how to use Services for SharePoint 2010 Secure Store.  While MSDN does have interesting articles, there has been no Alpha to Omega process that shows the relationship to the LOB System, Security Groups representative of the BCS Consumers, […]


No Code SharePoint BCS solutions with Workspace 2010 & Outlook 2010 & SPD 2010

Synopsis: I have not done a blog in a while on SharePoint Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and as I prepare for my next SharePoint Saturday (Arabia), which will go into BCS from a SPD 2010 perspective I wanted to add some additional tid-bits on SharePoint workspace for people unfamiliar with […]