Chapter 1. Introducing the Business Data Catalog
This chapter covers
Remembering life before the Business Data Catalog (BDC)
Understanding BDC architecture
Connecting with data sources
Surfacing business data in SharePoint
One problem that organizations face today is that they’re surrounded by islands of data. By this, we mean that organizations have many different applications, databases, and spreadsheets, perhaps on different servers and within different departments. These applications are often isolated from one another and quite often duplicate data. Having all of these islands of data makes it difficult and time-consuming to see the big picture on how the organization is progressing. And even in a small- to medium-sized company, it ...
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