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Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Inside Out by Penelope Coventry Errin O’Connor Troy Lanphier, Johnathan Lightfoot, Thomas Resing, and Michael Doyle

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Chapter 9. Working with External Content

Using SharePoint Designer with External Content

Using the BCS

Presenting External Content

Using Visual Studio 2010 with the BCS

Summary

TRADITIONALLY, Microsoft SharePoint stores data in lists and libraries; however, most organizations do not want to move all their data into SharePoint—nor should they. Most organizations have spent time and money to build or purchase specialized systems, such as Siebel, CRM, and SAP to assist with key business processes. Understandably, it makes sense to integrate the data from those external systems into SharePoint sites and applications, such as Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft Access 2010 and Microsoft Workspace 2010 with an easy-to-use interface.

Using SharePoint Designer ...

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