How do I optimize backend synchronization?

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) has a synchronization framework that uses a client cache to enable you to work with external data even when disconnected. In this post, we’ll discuss ways to optimize solutions to best use the synchronization framework client cache. We’ll be using the Contoso Sales Manager sample solution presented in the previous post,…

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How do I leverage Secure Store from within my .Net Connectivity Assembly?

With Database, Web Service and WCF connectors, there is one and only one external system. BCS understands how to connect to these external systems, and it supports Secure Store integration out-of-box for these connectors. Within a .NET assembly connector, the .NET assembly code can use zero, one or many external systems. Since BCS does not…

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BCS Logging

BCS is a cool framework to bring external data to Office Applications on the client. But due to various reasons like misconfigured BDC models/ Advanced Code-Based Solutions/ Intermediate Declarative Solutions or External System’s business logic, the expected data might not show up on the client. Most of the troubleshooting can be done by looking at…

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BCS Team Channel: Secure Store Service

We just uploaded the next installment on the BCS Team Channel. In this video Sanjay Rama takes you through a quick introduction and demo of the Secure Store Service. Secure Store Service is the new single sign on service in SharePoint 2010. It provides the capability of storing secure data (i.e. A set of credentials)…

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Why it’s important to define filters for a good picking experience

Hi this is Juan Balmori with another post for the BCS blog. This is a follow up to my previous post, about the external item picker. There is a problematic scenario that you may face: You are searching for an external item on the picker dialog that you are 100% sure it exists on the…

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