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

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Chapter 7. Using External Data with Office Client Applications

In this chapter, you will:

  • Learn how to use external data within Microsoft InfoPath forms

  • Discover how to modify external list forms with InfoPath 2010

  • Learn how to make external data available in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint Workspace, and Microsoft Access

  • Establish how to troubleshoot Business Connectivity Services on the client

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) is often misunderstood as being just a read-only view of data displayed via Microsoft SharePoint Web Parts, but BCS has many other services to offer. Potential users of BCS sometimes develop their own Web Parts to display external data, or even consider purchasing third-party products, without realizing ...

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