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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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Summary

This chapter detailed how you can incorporate external content by basic SharePoint Foundation no-code solutions with SharePoint Designer, using the Data Source gallery and BCS components: ECTs, External lists, and external data columns. The external content can be presented by using either the Data Source gallery or BCS with the Data Form Web Part. External content in External lists can also be presented by using the XLV Web Part. More advanced solutions can be built with Visual Studio 2010.

BCS is a new, massive addition to SharePoint Foundation 2010. It was first introduced in the Enterprise Edition of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and the full capability of BCS, both on the client and server side, can only be achieved out-of-the-box ...

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