BCS Tooling Investments in 2010: Part 2

In the first installment of this series of posts, “BCS Tooling Investments in 2010: Part 1”, we talked about in to the design experience in SharePoint Designer 2010. Now let’s take a look at what you can do in Visual Studio 2010 followed by the interoperability between SharePoint Designer 2010 and Visual Studio 2010. Visual…

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BCS Tooling Investments in 2010: Part 1

One of the most popular requests around the Business Data Catalog (BDC) in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is for additional tooling support. Business Connectivity Services (BCS) is the evolution of BDC, so for this release we have made big investments in SharePoint Designer 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 to facilitate the creation of SharePoint…

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Introducing the External Content Type

External content type is probably the most important Business Connectivity Services (BCS) concept to understand, so I decided to create a brief post about it. In essence, an external content type is the SharePoint and Office representation of a real business entity like a Customer, Order or Employee. Implementation-wise, external content types are the evolution…

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