How to throttle a BCS crawl

Throttling a BCS crawl is done the same way as other SharePoint crawls, using crawler impact rules. The main trick is figure out what site name to use.  The most precise way is to use a combination of the LobSystem name and the LobSystemInstance name.  In my case it was “recipeslob_recipesinst” :   An alternative…


Getting the current user’s alias

For a project I’m working on, I needed to know what the logged in user’s account alias was.  Looking around I found examples that would make a ajax call out to the profile page and parse the results.  This seemed like overkill for what I wanted and on a whim I decided to view-source on…