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  • 1. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 External Data in SharePoint: Understanding Business Connectivity Services
  • 2.
    • External Data in SharePoint: Understanding Business Connectivity Services (BCS)
    • Hands-on-Lab: Retrieving Data from SQL through BCS by creating an External Content Type
    Agenda
  • 3. Understanding Business Connectivity Services (BCS)
  • 4. Business Connectivity Services
    • Are the set of services and features for
      • propagating external data into SharePoint
      • defining External Content Types which are based on that external data
    • Can fetch the data from
      • Databases accessible via ADO
      • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) or Web services (and through WCF adapter, connectivity to Oracle, SAP and Siebel)
      • .NET connectivity assemblies
      • Custom data sources
  • 5. Why BCS?
    • Solutions based on BCS can be built by combining multiple services and features from external data systems to deliver solutions that are targeted to specific roles
    • Such solutions support informal interactions and processes that occur mostly outside enterprise systems
    • Solutions help users perform tasks within the familiar user interface of SharePoint 2010 products
  • 6. Typical solutions based on BCS
    • Help Desk
      • Support requests and the technical support knowledge base are stored in external databases and are integrated into the solution by using BCS.
    • Sales Dashboard
      • helps sales associates in an organization quickly find the information that they need and enter new data. Sales orders and customer information are managed in an external database and integrated into the solution by using BCS
  • 7. High-level architecture of BCS
  • 8. Hands-on-Lab