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

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Chapter 8. Finding Information from External Systems

In this chapter, you will:

  • Discover how organizations can search external data using SharePoint

  • Learn how SharePoint Search and Business Connectivity Services work together

  • Learn how to create content sources to crawl external systems

  • Establish how to customize the search results pages

Information workers today often spend more time than they should unsuccessfully searching for business data. When they don’t find the data they’re looking for, they spend more time recreating or duplicating it. Duplicate data or content leads to inconsistencies and mistakes being made within an organization, and ultimately costs the organization a lot of money. According to a Butler Group survey (“Enterprise Search ...

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