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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out by CA Callahan Randy Williams Chris Givens, Milan Gross, Brian Alderman, and Javier Barrera

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Chapter 13. Configuring Business Connectivity Services

What’s new with BCS

Overview of BCS

BCS components

The BCS

Creating a BCS solution

Upgrading the BCS

The Business Connectivity Service (BCS) provides the framework to utilize external data within Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office clients. This updated framework in SharePoint 2013 has improved features and a greater ease of use. As in previous versions of BCS, Microsoft builds upon the Business Data Connectivity (BDC) and Secure Store Service (SSS) service applications to provide an integrated data solution so that SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 clients can take advantage of external data. Whether that data is from a SQL database, a web service, or even a flat file, you can now consume information ...

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