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Business connectivity services in SharePoint 2013

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Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2013 provides access to external data sources such as Databases, .NET clients and etc to work as inside SharePoint.

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Business connectivity services in SharePoint 2013

  1. 1. Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services is a centralized infrastructure in SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 that supports integrated data solutions
  2. 2. What is Business Connectivity Services? ?
  3. 3. What is Business Connectivity Services? • Formally named Business Data Catalog • Read/ Write access to external data from LOB systems • Use data both online and offline • Write-back to External Systems • Connect to • Databases • Web and WCF Services • .NET Connectivity Assemblies • Custom Data Sources
  4. 4. Why Business Connectivity Services? • Centralized Infrastructure • Infrastructure is unaware of external system or external data • External content types make the awareness • Managed Authentication • Search External Content
  5. 5. 1. User opens a page with external data 2. Request passed to the BDC server side runtime service 3. Accesses the BDC Metadata Store and retrieves the external content type 4. Server side runtime checks how to connect to the external data source 5. Pass the request to the connector that can communicate with the external system 6. The connector establishes communication with the external system
  6. 6. Deployment Options • On-Premises Solution • SharePoint 2013 farm and the external system are both behind a company’s firewall • live in company-controlled data centers • users will have to be on the company’s network to access it • Cloud-Only Solution • Access data from various cloud services • Hybrid Solution
  7. 7. Prerequisites A fully functional SharePoint 2013 server farm with a Web Application and site collection A fully functioning instance of SQL Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Cumulative Update 2 or SQL Server 2008 R2 SharePoint Designer 2013/ Visual Studio You have an account that has permissions to administer the Business Data Connectivity Service Application You have an account that has permissions to administer the Secure Store Service application
  8. 8. Demonstration
  9. 9. Thank You malindesilva.net

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