Test Drive BCS

Now that we have shown you the basics on how to: Create a model using SharePoint Designer Create an external list using SharePoint Designer or the Browser Take the external list into Outlook and/or into SharePoint Workspace Create associations Go ahead and take BCS out for a test drive! To do this you can download…

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Using SharePoint workflows with Business Connectivity Services (BCS)

Hi, my name is JD Klaka, a test lead on the BCS team. I have worked on both SharePoint Workflow and BCS, and I love solving user scenarios by combining features and learning more about SharePoint. In this series, I will show how workflow and BCS can be used together to enable powerful scenarios. Why…

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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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