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Workflows and SQL Server Databases

Is it possible to create a workflow that is started by activity in a SQL Server database that is outside of SharePoint? Using a WebPart to put and modify data in a database isn't a problem. ...
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“SharePoint is not a database!” article of 2009 - does it still apply for SP 2010 and 2013?

I'm talking about this blog post by Chris Woodill. He mentions the following advantages of modeling data via SQL programming instead of SharePoint's lists: Primary And foreign keys: one of the most ...
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SP2010 Display data from a database with List controls

What would be the best/easiest way to retrieve data from a database (Customer info) and display it on a custom page but with the controls of a list: like sort, filter, views and search in the list? ...
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External database connection in web part

So, I have a web part that needs to connect to a different database other than sharepoint. This is a custom web part that I'm writing in VS, not something built with SPD. How can I connect to the ...
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2answers
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How can I create a web part for add update and delete operations?

I'm new to SharePoint and I'm working with web parts. I have learned how to create a basic webpart and how to deploy it...but I don't have any ideas about how to create a web part that adds updates ...
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1answer
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Running code that creates a TimerJobDefinition outside of Central Admin

I have run into a problem several times now where I have developed a custom timer job, and I want my site collection administrators to manage the schedule of this job with a custom application page ...