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Professional Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint® 2010

Book Description

Comprehensive coverage on Business Connectivity Services within SharePoint 2010

As Microsoft's new multipurpose portal technology, Business Connectivity Services (BCS) is a brand new way for SharePoint users to seamlessly access and integrate data from any application or databases within SharePoint 2010. With this in-depth guide, a team of SharePoint experts walks you through the features of the new BCS, including the ability for users to view and modify the data from SharePoint 2010 with BCS. You'll explore how to use BCS, deploy solutions, create external content types and lists, create .NET host connectors, and more.

  • Business Connectivity Services (BCS) allows you to seamlessly access and integrate data from any application or databases within SharePoint 2010

  • Demonstrates how to create BCS solutions with the SharePoint Designer in SharePoint 2010 and Office

  • Provides a clear overview of the BCS API

  • Addresses creating external content types and lists

  • Explains how to develop search-based solutions with BCS

  • Professional Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 provides you with thorough coverage on this new multipurpose portal technology.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Contents
    3. Title
    4. Copyright
    5. Dedication
    6. About the Authors
    7. About the Technical Editor
    8. Credits
    9. Acknowledgments
    10. Introduction
    11. Chapter 1: Business Connectivity Services
      1. Challenges Integrating External Data
      2. Introducing Business Connectivity Services
      3. Architecture Overview
      4. Key Capabilities
      5. Creating Simple BCS Solutions
      6. Types of Solutions
      7. Solution Packaging
      8. Security
      9. Summary
    12. Chapter 2: Using BCS Solutions in SharePoint 2010
      1. Understanding Business Data Connectivity
      2. Integrating BCS Data with SharePoint
      3. Upgrading from MOSS 2007
      4. Summary
    13. Chapter 3: Using BCS Solutions in Office 2010
      1. Understanding Business Data Connectivity
      2. Understanding Solution Deployment
      3. Connecting External Lists to Outlook
      4. Connecting Lists to the SharePoint Workspace
      5. Using External Data in Word
      6. Working with External Data in Microsoft Access
      7. Summary
    14. Chapter 4: Creating BCS Solutions with the SharePoint Designer
      1. Working with the BDC Metadata Model
      2. Working with External Data Sources
      3. Creating Methods
      4. Working with External Lists
      5. Developing Solutions
      6. Summary
    15. Chapter 5: Programming BCS Solutions in SharePoint 2010
      1. Working with the BDC Server Runtime Object Model
      2. Working with Complex and Unsupported Types
      3. Advanced Workflow Solutions
      4. Working with the BDC Administration Object Model
      5. BCS Limits
      6. Summary
    16. Chapter 6: Programming BCS Solutions in Office 2010
      1. Creating Outlook Declarative Solutions
      2. Working with the BDC Client Runtime Object Model
      3. Creating Office Add-Ins
      4. Summary
    17. Chapter 7: Developing and Using Connectors
      1. Developing Connectors
      2. Creating .NET Assembly Connectors
      3. Creating Custom Connectors
      4. Handling Errors in Connectors
      5. Packaging Considerations
      6. Summary
    18. Chapter 8: Working with BCS Security
      1. Understanding BDC Permissions
      2. Understanding Windows Authentication
      3. Getting Started with Server Authentication
      4. Understanding the Secure Store Service
      5. Using the Secure Store Service for Authentication
      6. Configuring Client Authentication
      7. Working with the SSS Object Model
      8. Understanding Claims Authentication
      9. Configuring Claims Authentication
      10. Understanding Token Authentication
      11. Summary
    19. Chapter 9: Working with Enterprise Search
      1. Understanding Search Offerings
      2. Understanding Search Architecture
      3. Using Basic BCS Search Support
      4. Searching with .NET Assembly Connectors
      5. Searching with Custom Connectors
      6. Summary
    20. Index