How Business Connectivity Services will change your life Corey Roth Blog: www.dotnetmafia.com Twitter: @coreyroth
Corey Roth Consultant for Stonebridge Worked in Consumer Electronics, Travel, Advertising, and Energy industries Currently doing SharePoint development specializing in Enterprise Search Microsoft Award for Customer Excellence (ACE) Winner MCTS: MOSS 2007 Configuring, Developer Microsoft Solutions Advocate E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @coreyroth Blog: www.dotnetmafia.com
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Business Connectivity Services No code connectivity to external data sources Full CRUD Support including reading and writing Built with SharePoint Designer 2010 Offline access via SharePoint Workspace Outlook Integration Searchable just like in MOSS 2007
External Lists Allows data from BCS to appear as a native SharePoint list Supports full CRUD Can customize edit form using InfoPath
Data Sources Database table / view WCF / Web Service Business Data Connectivity Connector (BDC Entity Model or Custom Connector)