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Integrate External Data w/ business connectivity services (BCS)

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Slide deck from my presentation at Houston Techfest 2013

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Integrate External Data w/ business connectivity services (BCS)

  1. 1. 0 Integrate External Data with Business Connectivity Services Tom Resing – www.tomresing.com Jive Software
  2. 2. Intranet Key Info
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  4. 4. 5 Welcome to Houston TechFest • Please turn off all electronic devices or set them to vibrate. • If you must take a phone call, please do so in the lobby so as not to disturb others. • Thanks to our Diamond Sponsors: Thank you for being a part of the 7th Annual Houston TechFest!
  5. 5. 6 Information • Speaker presentation slides will be available at www.houstontechfest.org within a week • Don’t forget to complete the Bingo card to be eligible for door prizes
  6. 6. 7 Tom Resing
  7. 7. 8 Jive Software Leader in Social Business Software Connects you to your co-workers, partners and customers Easy to try at www.JiveSoftware.com
  8. 8. 9 Agenda • What is BCS • Use it in the Browser • Look at the Setup • Questions and Resources
  9. 9. 10 Business Connectivity Services
  10. 10. 11 BCS Connection to External Data in SharePoint SharePoint Tasks Tasks in Context
  11. 11. 12 BCS Data Sources • Microsoft SQL Server • Oracle • ODBC • Web Services
  12. 12. 13 What Server Adds • Foundation – Business Data Column • Server – BCS Web Parts – Search – User Profile Import • Custom Options – BCS API through .Net Code
  13. 13. DEMO -LET’S USE IT! BCS List Web Part BCS Search
  14. 14. 15 User Experience • As a User You Can – Add a Web Part – Connect to data sources – Pull live data – Search Cached Data • What I didn’t show – Connect BCS Web Part to Other Web Parts – Add a column in a list from BCS Data
  15. 15. 16 2 Keys to BCS 1. Easy to Set Up – Don’t need to be a developer to access a database 2. Integration – Search, Web Parts, Lists, User Profiles, Office – It’s connected!
  16. 16. 17 External System External Content Type •External List •External Data Column •Business Data Connectivity (for Office)
  17. 17. 18 SharePoint 2010+
  18. 18. 19 SharePoint Foundation Search Server Express Search Server SharePoint Server FAST for SharePoint
  19. 19. 20 #1 Compelling Data
  20. 20. 21 Knowledge Information Data
  21. 21. 22 #2 Microsoft
  22. 22. 23 Demo 2
  23. 23. 24 SharePoint 2013 Changes • A lot stays the same
  24. 24. 25 External List Enhancements • Performance improvements • Export data to Excel
  25. 25. 26 Other 2013 Changes • Support for SharePoint Apps and Office Apps • Event listener – receive events from External Systems • Odata, REST, CSOM • Visual Studio 2012
  26. 26. 27 References • SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out - Chapter 9 – BCS • Exploring Microsoft SharePoint 2013 New Features & Functions -Chapter 5 • SharePoint 2013 Inside Out
  27. 27. 28 References • SharePoint 2013 changes and features in Business Connectivity Services, Microsoft.com video 7/16/12 • Make Business Data Available in SharePoint 2013, video, Pluralsight, 4/10/2013
  28. 28. 29 References Use the following PowerShell to revert to bdc identity $bcsServiceApp = Get-SPServiceApplication | where {$_ -match "Business Data Connectivity Service"} $bcsServiceApp.RevertToSelfAllowed = $true; $bcsServiceApp.Update(); from http://www.zimmergren.net/archive/2010/06/09/sp- 2010-bcs-problem-with-authenticationmode-and- reverttoself.aspx
  29. 29. 30 References • Download ULSViewer –Create a shortcut to ULSViewer.exe on your Server’s Desktop. File, Open From, ULS Before recreating your error
  30. 30. 31 Contact and Updates www.TomResing.com
  31. 31. 32 Thanks to all our Sponsors!
  32. 32. 33 Please Leave Feedback During Q&A If you leave session feedback and provide contact information, you will be qualified for a prize Scan the QR code to the right or go to bit.ly/htf130610
  33. 33. 34 Backup Slides
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