A better SharePoint Connector – part 5: The beauty of complexity

The SharePoint Connector is coming along pretty well. The basic functionality has been implemented. At the moment I can Add a new file, download it and delete it afterwards. What remains to be done is storing the accompanying meta data with the document. This is actually the hardest part in the development of the connector. […]

A better SharePoint Connector – part 4: why is she so hard to get?

The development of the SharePoint connector is coming along. At the moment I’m working on adding files to a SharePoint document library using REST. SharePoint is a tough lady who’s playing hard to get! *Did I hear: CHALLENGE?* Adding a document usign the REST interface involves multiple REST calls. SharePoint does have to know all […]

A better SharePoint Connector – part 3

It has been a bit quiet around the development of a better CRM / SharePoint Connector. Today I had the opportunity to write some testing code. The hard part in the development is the REST connectivity. In my article “Integrating CRM Online and SharePoint Online: I need a hammer!” I posted some helper classes that facilitated the […]

Integrating CRM Online and SharePoint Online: I need a hammer!

Last week I have been working on a project in which I had to integrate SharePoint Online within CRM Online. I was excited because I had to enrich data in CRM with data stored in SharePoint. Both running on line When I started I thought that it was going to be a fairly simple job, as Microsoft […]

A better SharePoint connector – part 2

In my search for a better CRM – SharePoint connector, I described in the previous article that an idea popped up while running. In a nutshell the connector is going to store documents inside SharePoint without letting the user notice that the documents are not stored within CRM. I made the assumption that documents are stored as attachments in annotations […]

REST services 101: Retrieving data

Today I was doing some maintenance work for a customer, running a CRM 2011 enviroment. I was excited as this was my chance to do some development within the CRM platform, a substantial different game than SharePoint development. The change I had to implement was about implementing an indicator whether a customer was using products […]