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Learn to use BCS as the vital data layer for SharePoint solutions
Because Business Connectivity Services offers an integration layer capable of connecting SharePoint to External Data, developers should now consider it as the primary pattern for developing applications in SharePoint. If your SharePoint solution needs data storage with capabilities beyond those of a standard list, BCS enables you to craft a solution that offers enterprise search, SharePoint UI and user profile integration, and Microsoft Office integration with off-line support. This book presents the power and capabilities of BCS plus the guidance to use them in custom application development.
Professional Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010:
Provides an overview of BCS, its relationship to other components of SharePoint, and its role in the business environment
Explains integration points for BCS solutions with SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010
Shows how to create custom solutions using server-side and client-side object models
Covers development and application of connectors in Visual Studio® 2010
Examines security in BCS solutions, including both classic and claims mode considerations for SharePoint 2010
Demonstrates how to create solutions that use enterprise search with External Systems
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Scot Hillier is an independent consultant and Microsoft MVP who creates solutions for information workers using SharePoint, Office, and related .NET technologies. He is the author of ten books on Microsoft technologies.
Brad Stevenson is a senior lead program manager at Microsoft, where his involvement with SharePoint dates to the 2003 release. He has spoken at various conferences on connecting SharePoint to external data.