CRM 2011 and SharePoint 2010 integration

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The out of the box integration between CRM 2011 and SharePoint 2010 / 2013 is one of those features that has a lot of potential, but it doesn’t fully deliver. It feels like a feature that is on the checklist of every prospective Dynamics CRM customer and so something minimal was thrown in by Microsoft to satisfy marketing needs. “Hey look, we have CRM 2011 and SharePoint 2010 integration, out of the box!” Well yes you do, but it’s a bit limited. The functionality it provides is: From the CRM use…

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TechEd - Application Hosting Models in SharePoint 2013

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Shyam Narayan (@dotnetbounce), a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer took us through the approaches to application hosting in SharePoint 2013.  Application Identity models in SP2013 SP2010 provided two models for custom code – Full Trust and Sandboxed Apps in SP2013 now have their own identity Fine grained permissions can now be configured – analogy of the app on your smartphone asking for specific permissions  ExampleApp: Site Collection – I want Full Control User Profiles – I need Read access…

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TechEd: Real world SharePoint Customisation - IT Pro v Developer

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In this session Jeremy Thake and Mark Rhodes took us through both sides of SharePoint customisation, pitting developers against IT pros.  Jermey started by taking us through a common scenario – the blame game. Customised SharePoint performs slowly, devs are guilty until they prove themselves innocent and need to prove their customisations have not caused the performance problems. Yet real world example where a simple SQL setting wasn’t applied upon installation.  IT Pros hate customisations an…

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TechEd - Introduction to SharePoint 2013

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Before attending this session I had downloaded and installed a preview of SharePoint 2013 and had a bit of a play with it. But this session was very helpful and well presented. The first part of the presentation was about My Sites and social features in SP2013. The My Sites activity feed is now slick and improved. There are a lot of elements that are borrowed from all the popular social networking sites –Like / Unlike, Follow, Share, hashtags and so forth. Document libraries One of the highlig…

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BizTalk 2010 SharePoint Adapter 401.2 Unauthorized errors

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Got BizTalk 2010, SharePoint 2010 and HTTP 401.2 Unauthorized errors? On a recent project we were having problems configuring the Windows SharePoint Services Adapter onto a SharePoint 2010 farm. This is basically a BizTalk 2010 web service that gets deployed to your SharePoint farm. It allows BizTalk to deposit documents into SharePoint document libraries. The adapter was deployed and configured without error, but when calling the web service from BizTalk it generated HTTP 401.2 Unauthorized err…

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