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Walkthrough: Creating an Advanced Code-Based Outlook Solution

SharePoint 2010

Last modified: July 06, 2010

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

In this walkthrough, you create an advanced code-based solution in Microsoft Outlook that displays in Outlook the Contoso Customer contacts from an external system. The external system used in this case is the AdventureWorks web service that is included in the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK). For more information about the web service, see Code Sample: AdventureWorks2008 ASP.NET Web Service.

Figure 1 shows the main Outlook window after the sample advanced code-based solution is deployed. In Outlook, you can see a custom view of a folder that contains the Contoso Customer information.

Figure 1. Custom Outlook view in main Outlook window of folder with customers

Outlook custom view of Customers folder

  1. Create a folder on your development computer to store the solution artifacts.

  2. Name this folder Solution Artifacts (this is the name that is used throughout this walkthrough).

  3. Download the AdventureWorks2008 sample database from Sample Databases for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and install it on a server.

  4. Download the Code Sample: AdventureWorks2008 ASP.NET Web Service that is included in the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK).

  5. Deploy the service on a web server, as specified in the Readme file that accompanies the sample.

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