SharePoint 2013: Business Connectivity Services - Talking to your external lists using REST

SharePoint 2013: Business Connectivity Services - Talking to your external lists using REST

Introduction As most if not all of you already know, SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 has been released to preview/beta and is available for download from Microsoft’s download centers. In this article I will briefly introduce some exciting changes that has been made to the SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services framework. I’ve written a bunch of articles on BCS for SharePoint 2010, and now it’s time to continue that track and introduce the new features available in SharePoint 2013. [blockquote] Please note that this article is written for SharePoint 2013 Preview, and for the final version…

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SharePoint 2013: Business Connectivity Services – Consuming OData in BCS using an App External Content Type

SharePoint 2013: Business Connectivity Services – Consuming OData in BCS using an App External Content Type

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction As most if not all of you already know, SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 has been released to preview/beta and is available for download from Microsoft’s download centers. In this article I will briefly introduce some exciting changes that has been made to the SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services framework. I’ve written a bunch of articles on BCS for SharePoint 2010, and now it’s time to continue that track and introduce the new features available in SharePoint 2013. [blockquote] Please note that this…

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SharePoint 2013: Business Connectivity Services (BCS) improvements - Introduction

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction As most if not all of you already know, SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 has been released to preview/beta and is available for download from Microsoft’s download centers. In this article I will briefly introduce some exciting changes that has been made to the SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services framework. I’ve written a bunch of articles on BCS for SharePoint 2010, and now it’s time to continue that track and introduce the new features available in SharePoint 2013. At the time of this…

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SP 2010: Customizing the forms for External Lists (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 by using Custom Field Controls and jQuery

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction As many of you know, customizing a form for a SharePoint list isn’t very tricky to do – but when it comes to modifying the forms for an External List it becomes a bit more of a challenge. In this article I will walk you through how the BCS (Business Connectivity Services) model can enable you to modify the New- and Editforms by creating and utilizing your own Custom Field Controls and I will also talk about how you can change the behavior and rendering of your…

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SP 2010: Custom RSS provider for your Business Connectivity Services (BCS) connected External Lists

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | [@zimmergren](http://www.twitter.com/zimmergren) Introduction If you’ve been working with BCS and external lists you may have noticed that there’s no RSS feeds enabled for those lists. So to get around this problem I’ve created a custom RSS feed generator that essentially provides you with an RSS/ATOM feed for you so you can render it in your browser or any feed-reader of choice. Please note that this is a beta with a few things that needs fixing before it should be used, I’…

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SP 2010: BCS problem with AuthenticationMode and RevertToSelf

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | [@zimmergren](http://www.twitter.com/zimmergren) # Introduction I bumped into an issue the other week where I was creating a new BCS External Content Type and was hoping to hook up some new connections on a couple of demo farms I’ve created. While most of these things were working like a charm, I bumped into an odd error message that basically told me that the elevation of privileges isn’t enabled on my BCS Service Application. Problem, a short story told even shorter You might receive an error…

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Access denied by Business Data Connectivity - Solution

Auhtor: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | [@zimmergren](http://www.twitter.com/zimmergren) Introduction Lately I’ve been rolling around parts of Sweden and doing training, seminars and workshops on SharePoint 2010 with a bunch of companies and people. One thing that I’ve been showing off, which I’m totally in love with by the way, is the BCS (Business Connectivity Services) functionality. I’ve been getting a few questions from people who have been trying this out, but stumbled onto some problems with it in terms of permissions when they tried it out themselves.…

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SP 2010: Programmatically work with External Lists (BCS) using the Client Object Model

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | [@zimmergren](http://www.twitter.com/zimmergren) Introduction **Article 3 in the small BCS-series: ** SP 2010: Getting started with the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) SP 2010: Programmatically work with External Lists (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 3. SP 2010: Programmatically work with External Lists (BCS) using the Client Object Model In my previous article in the series, I talked about how easy it is to fetch information using the standard SharePoint server API-approach. In this article I will talk about how you can access data in your BCS data source, by…

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