How to create Net Connectivity Assembly for SharePoint in BCS using Visual Studio

Today, we’ll learn to build BCS .Net Connectivity Assembly using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 for SharePoint (In-Premises) Let’s create a database ExternalDatabase in SQL Server with a table Employees. This has following columns: EmpNo – Primary Key, int type, not null EmpName – varchar(50), not null Department – varchar(50), not null Location –…

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What is SharePoint Add-Ins (formerly called as SharePoint Apps) – Steps and Notes

REFERENCES https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/office/fp179930.aspx Labs: http://dev.office.com/getting-started Training: http://dev.office.com/training Login: https://login.microsoftonline.com/ SharePoint Online Planning: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/SharePoint-Online-Planning-Guide-for-Office-365-for-business-d5089cdf-3fd2-4230-acbd-20ecda2f9bb8?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US NOTES Auto Hosted Apps have not being allowed since 30 Jun 2014 https://blogs.office.com/2014/05/16/update-on-autohosted-apps-preview-program/ SHAREPOINT HOSTED APPS https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161236.aspx Start the Subscription Settings and App Management services in Central Administration To configure the Subscription Settings service application by using Windows PowerShell $account = Get-SPManagedAccount “domain\userid”…

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What are SharePoint Ports, Proxies and Protocols – An Overview of Farm Communications

While the fundamentals remain the same, there were changes in the product over time that have affected the inter and extra-server communications paths. SharePoint 2010 introduced the Service Application model with Windows Communication Foundation proxies and endpoints. SharePoint 2013 brings additional core-building blocks to the product such as Distributed Cache…

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How to check the SharePoint Installation Type on Machine – Standalone or Farm

The solution is to launch the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and check for the Server Role at the following location depending on the SharePoint version: SharePoint 2007: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\ServerRole SharePoint 2010: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\ServerRole SharePoint 2013: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\15.0\WSS\ServerRole The possible values are as follows: SINGLESERVER –…

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How does SharePoint authentication work?

Overview of SharePoint Authentication In Office SharePoint Server 2007, there were two authentication types: Windows authentication, which relied upon authentication information being transmitted via HTTP headers, and forms-based authentication. Forms-based authentication used the Microsoft ASP.NET membership and roles engines for managing users and roles (or groups). This was a great…

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How to Consume SharePoint XML web service in .NET Visual Studio Projects

There are two ways to get the reference of XML web service in .NET Visual Studio project: Add web reference to the project or Create proxy class using WSDL.exe and include it in Visual Studio project I am following step 2 here. To make proxy class generic add a constructor in proxy…

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