Working with Complex Data Types in Business Connectivity Services

Business Connectivity Services is an enabling technology for integrating data from external systems (e.g. line-of-business like an ERP or CRM system) with SharePoint 2010 and Office. Data in external systems is frequently exposed through granular web services with complex message structures. While parameter structures of almost any complexity are supported by the schema for external…

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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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