SPC337: Developing LOB Connectors in SQL Azure and Business Connectivity Services
10/5/2011 5:00:00 PM
You've got SharePoint 2010 and SQL Azure. Now What? We will discuss patterns for developing Business Connectivity Services solutions using SQL Azure data in SharePoint 2010. Learn the best practices for creating and populating SQL Azure data, building connectors to SQL Azure data, and presenting data to the end user. Along the way, we will cover different authentication options and security trimming patterns. In addition, we will discuss techniques for modeling real-world data including complex types and entity associations.
SPC393: Step-by-step: Building Search Driven Applications That Matter
10/6/2011 10:30:00 AM
Search-based solutions are applications that use a search page as the primary interface, such as image or travel search in Bing. SharePoint 2010 offers developers new ways to extend search and create search-based solutions and in this session attendees will learn to create solutions such as task management, calendar management, navigation, and cloud connectors. The aim of this session is to prove that a wide variety of customer requests can be solved with a search-driven app. Attendees will leave with many new ideas for using search to deliver end-user productivity.
SPC349: Generating Business Documents using Word Automation Services and Open XML
10/5/2011 1:45:00 PM
The process of creating Word documents is at the core of many business activities. Unfortunately, document creation often uses a tedious, manual approach involving copying content from existing documents and line-of-business systems. Such manual approaches are error-prone and time consuming. In this session, we will examine a complete solution for generating Word documents based on catalogs of pre-defined content elements and templates. The session will begin with a demonstration of the complete solution, which supports creating sales proposals from catalogs of content related to people, places, customers, and markets. Following the demonstration, we will take a deep dive into the document generation engine with an emphasis on Word Automation Services and Open XML. In particular, we'll see how Word Automation Services can convert content into reusable elements, and then how Open XML can use those elements to assemble a document. Attendees will exit the session with great new ideas for streamlining the document preparation process at their organization.