Consuming External Data with Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010. Name Title Company. Agenda. Business Connectivity Services (BCS) Primer Creating BCS Applications BCS Security BCS And Search. Business Connectivity Services (BCS) Primer. Business Connectivity Services.
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Enterprise Content Management
External Content Type Repository
Business Data Connectivity
BCS in Office Client
BCS in SharePoint
Client to Backend Direct Connection
Custom .NET assembly
Describes the schema and data access capabilities of an external data source and its behavior within Office and SharePoint
*formerly known as BDC Entity
Office Clients (Rich)
External Data Source
(Web Service, DB, .Net object, LOB system, Web 2.0 service, etc.)
External Content Type (ECT)
BCS-enabled solutions rely on ECTs to integrate external data into SharePoint and the Office client applications
Out-of-box in SharePoint 2010
Surface data in External Lists
Connect those lists to Outlook, SPW
External Data ColumnsSolution Types
Import & Configure
No Code Solutions
(Uses logged-on user)
(Uses process account)
(Credentials, etc. from
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