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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Business Intelligence (BI)

SharePoint Server 2010 includes many options for integrating and presenting external data, such as from SQL server databases and LOB applications, such as SAP. Applications such as PerformancePoint (along with the PerformancePoint dashboard designer for creating and presenting data trends), SQL Server Reporting Services, and Excel Services are included as part of the core BI offerings in SharePoint Server 2010.

Business Connectivity Services (BCS), formerly known as the Business Data Catalog (BDC) in SharePoint Server 2007, extends BI integration in SharePoint Server 2010. BCS includes the capability to connect to backend databases and establish Create, Read, Update and Delete (CRUD) operations directly from within ...

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