SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS)

SharePoint 2010 BCS is used for integrating SharePoint 2010 with external LOB (Line of Business) systems. Web services, databases and .Net assemblies can be integrated and a number of built in web parts and external lists can be used for interacting with integrated systems through the SharePoint UI.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee661740.aspx

The BCS can be viewed through SharePoint 2010 Central Admin. The dropdown at the top allows BDC Models, External Systems and External Content Types to be selected.

1. Viewing BDC Models

Navigate to: Central Admin -> Application Management -> Manage Service Applications -> Business Data Connectivity Service <BDC Models>:

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2. Viewing External Systems

Navigate to: Central Admin -> Application Management -> Manage Service Applications -> Business Data Connectivity Service <External Systems>:

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3. Viewing External Content Types

Navigate to: Central Admin -> Application Management -> Manage Service Applications -> Business Data Connectivity Service <External Content Types>:

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Last edited Apr 5, 2011 at 7:57 PM by geoff_cross, version 6

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