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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook by Ed Musters

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Getting your data ready for the chapter

Before we can begin, we will need some external data in the form of data stored in SQL Server. It seems fashionable to use Adventure Works, but I am feeling a bit nostalgic. Who remembers good old PUBS and Northwind here? PUBS (short for Publishers) is the very first sample database. I can remember going back to the very first version of Microsoft SQL Server and even prior to that—to its Sybase predecessor! OK, before you start making jokes involving dinosaurs, we will find and install these classic sample databases.

Next, we will also create a state of the art Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) or a Data Service—a means of putting a RESTful interface on top of our SQL Server Data. With data fed from ...

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