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Samer Raphael presents: BCS Development in the Real World

SharePoint provides for rapid development of external data and allows you to apply security and search on your external data. It also provides the capability to build very powerful and very rich custom user experiences for your external data. Implementing these solutions to different environments and making your application production ready presents some challenges that are not well documented. I will go through the process of making an external data solution from beginning to end and show you techniques that will make your solution more stable and production ready.

Our speaker:

Samer Raphael, MCAD, MCTS, is a Senior Consultant with Neudesic LLC. He is a SharePoint Architect with 15 years’ experience in software development, 7 of which are in SharePoint and IT Consulting. Samer has implemented SharePoint 2010 infrastructure in Intranet environments for Higher Education, Manufacturing, and Healthcare industries and implementing MOSS infrastructure in Intranet and Extranet environments for the Pharmaceutical industry. He has specific expertise in designing and developing BCS, Content Management, and Workflows solutions.

In his previous life, he was a Wireless Engineer and worked on Telephone, Radio, and Avionic systems for large telecommunications and consulting firms and for the US Air Force. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering focusing on Communications and Computer Software and Networking.

In his spare time, Samer likes travel, cooking, football, and squash. He is an emphatic Anthony Bourdain fan. He also enjoy spending time with his wife chasing his son around their home.

Twitter: @SPSamer


Our sponsor:

Celebrating 10 years as the trusted technology partner in business innovation, Neudesic is a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold ISV Partner with a successful history of providing reliable, effective solutions based on Microsoft’s technology platform. Through our passion for technology and focus on business results, we help companies operate more efficiently and respond to business opportunities with greater agility. With 18 regional offices including Philadelphia, New York and Boston, Neudesic offers innovative products and services through offices nationwide. We also serve global clients from our offices in Hyderabad and Bangalore, India.

For more information about Neudesic products and services, call (800)[masked] or visit

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  • Henry H.

    Very good. A lot of information on BCS.

    May 10, 2012

  • Rich S.

    Good topic and good coverage of the subject, plus if you asked a question, you got a ball that lights up when it bounces! Great way to keep the audience engaged.

    May 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Correction: Pulse @ Philly MTC:
    Go to
    and click on Pulse icon in the top right

    May 10, 2012

  • Tom D.

    Great Job! Samer was very knowledgeable, and very interesting in his no code approach to configuring BCS. For me knowning close to nothing about BCS this was great insight.

    May 10, 2012

  • Tom D.

    Thank you for presenting! Sorry about the technical difficulties but great job.

    May 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone who came to today's meeting. Below you will find the links to the items I discussed:

    BCS discussion blog:
    Pulse @ Philly MTC:

    check them out...

    May 9, 2012

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