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SharePoint 2010 – Exposing SQL Data Using BCS, External Content Types and External Lists

SarePoint developers are frequently asked to expose SQL data as a SharePoint list, but doing so in MOSS 2007 was a difficult chore. Using the old Business Data Catalog (BDC) required the tedious creation of XML files and cumbersome work

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SMTP setup for CloudShare Sharepoint Foundation 2010 SP1 W/ Dev Tools Environment

As a developer, server administration is definitely not my area of expertise. Nonetheless, this post details how I set up SMTP and configured SharePoint’s out going emails on a CloudShare Sharepoint Foundation 2010 SP1 (Windows Server 2008 R2) with Developer

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JavaScript, jQuery and Ajax for reporting on SharePoint lists

In this post, I will show you how to query two SharePoint lists using jQuery and Ajax. We will then combine the results into a summary report. I originally created this example for SP 2007 with the requirement it be

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XSLT and XPath 1.0 Date Arithmetic Templates

SharePoint 2007 and 2010 only support XPath 1.0 which lacks date arithmetic functions.1 To manipulate dates in your DVWP or XLV in SharePoint Designer, you can create your own XSL templates. Great templates are already available like those found in Andy

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