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  • 1. Integrate LOB SQL Data into SharePoint
    Ameet Phadnis MCTS
    Partner / Principal Consultant
    eTek Global Inc.
  • 2. Agenda
    What is Business Connectivity Services (BCS)?
    BCS in Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010
    External Content Types
    Displaying External Data
    BCS and SharePoint 2010 Editions
    BCS Architecture
    BCS in SPD vs VS
    Demo: Creating External Content Type
    Demo: External Data Web Parts
    Demo: Creating Column with external data.
    Demo: Creating External List Utilizing the Content Types
    Demo: Outlook Integration.
    Questions
    Links
  • 3. What is Business Connectivity Services (BCS)
    Formerly named Business Data Catalog.
    Provides Read/Write access to external data from line-of-business (LOB Systems.
    Use data directly, both online and offline.
    Build solutions faster with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010
    Write-back to External Systems
    Provide SharePoint behavior like lists, Web Parts and Profile Pages.
    Connectivity options to
    Databases
    Web and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services
    Microsoft .NET Connectivity Assemblies
    Custom Data Sources.
  • 4. BCS in Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010
    Microsoft Office Applications
    SharePoint Workspace
    InfoPath
    Outlook
    Word
    Access
    Business Connectivity Services
    Web
    Business Data Connectivity Service (BDC)
    Database
    WCF / Web Service
    .NET Connectivity Assembly
    Custom
    External Data
  • 5. External Content Types
    Reusable Metadata descriptions for
    Connectivity Information
    Data definitions
    Behaviors to a certain category of external data.
    Allows to manage and reuse the metadata and behaviors from central location
    Enable users to interact with external data in more meaningful way.
  • 6. External Content Types - Benefits
    Enable Reusability
    Encapsulate Complexities of external Systems.
    Provide built-in Office and SharePoint behavior.
    Ensure Secure Access.
    Simplify maintenance.
    Enable External Data Search
    Enable Working Offline
  • 7. Displaying External Data
    External Lists
    External Data Columns
    Business Data Web Parts (Read-only)
    External Data List
    External Data Item
    External Data Item Builder
    External Data Related List
    External Data Connectivity Filter
    External Content Type Picker
    External Item Picker
    Profile Pages
  • 8. BCS and SharePoint 2010 Editions
  • 9. BCS Architecture
    SharePoint Client
    Office Client
    BCS in SharePoint
    BDC
    Client to Backend Direct Connection
    Persistent Store
    .NET Connectivity Assembly
    Data Cubes
    SQL
    SAP
    Oracle
    Siebel
  • 10. BCS in SPD 2010 vs VS 2010
  • 11. Demos
  • 12. Questions???
  • 13. References
    Technet - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee518675.aspx
    User profile Sync with External Data - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee721049.aspx
  • 14. Thanks for coming
    Please fill out the evaluation forms.
    My contact information
    E-mail: aaphadnis@etekglobalinc.com
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/aaphadnis

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