A better SharePoint Connector – part 9: Improvements!

It has been quite a while since I completed the “A better SharePoint connector” series of articles. In part 6 of the series, I published the SharePoint connector source code. A good  and solid 1.0 version, but it was lacking some features…. I always wanted to say this: “Good news everyone!  I’ve published an update for the SharePoint […]

A better SharePoint Connector – part 8: Finally!

This article is the last in the series of the hunt for a better SharePoint Connector. It has been quite a rough journey. In the previous article “A better SharePoint Connector – part 7: leftovers” I described the remaining functionality I had to implement. This article will describe the functionality you have to implement in order […]

A better SharePoint Connector – part 7: leftovers

In the previous 6 articles in this series, I implemented a SharePoint class library. This managed class library can be used to connect to either SharePoint online  and to the on-premise version of SharePoint 2013 without using any native SharePoint libraries. In the article “A better SharePoint Connector – part 6: The SharePoint class library is born!” […]

A better SharePoint Connector – part 6: The SharePoint class library is born!

It has been a quite rough ride, SharePoint turned out to be a relative of the Lernaean Hydra. Each time you thought you defeated her, a new head popped up and the battle started all over again. I finally know what Heracles must have felt once he defeated the hydra for once and for all. […]

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 […]