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Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010: Business Connectivity Services by Brett Lonsdale Penelope Coventry and Phill Duffy

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Chapter 2. Introducing Business Connectivity Services

In this chapter, you will:

  • Learn what Business Connectivity Services is and the types of solutions you can create with it

  • Explore the Business Connectivity Services architecture

  • Learn how Business Connectivity Services connects to external systems

  • Overview how to extend Business Connectivity Services

  • Plan for a Business Connectivity Services solution

Chapter 1, discussed the frequent problems enterprises have when integrating disparate business data. Many organizations see Microsoft SharePoint as yet another silo of information that can only exploit data stored in lists and libraries. However, by using Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS), an organization does not need to move all its data ...

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