Understanding Business Connectivity Services

Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS) enables users to read and write data from external systems—through Web services, databases, and Microsoft .NET Framework assemblies—from within Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 applications. Both SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 applications have product features that can use external data directly, both online and offline. Developers can gain access to a rich set of features and rapidly build solutions by using familiar tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010.

To understand the important concepts and architecture of Business Connectivity Services, see the following topics:

The diagram below is a high-level architecture diagram of Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS).

Business Connectivity Services High Level Architecture

Comments (4)

  1. cron22 says:

    I'll definitely be looking at that for it might become useful someday.  You never know with me; what I'm doing or going to be doing.  

  2. Peter says:

    Is BCS the recommended way for a webpart to peform CRUD operations on a SQL database? Or should the web part be using a Web Serivce directly?



  3. Fernandro says:

    There's a long way to go to understand all the details in business connectivity services but I am sure every student striving for higher level IT technique has enough patience. <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/…/xhtml&quot; rel="dofollow" href="orologi-orologio.org/">replica orologi</a>

  4. Jacobs says:

    Well it is useful.Hope Microsoft develop more useful services.


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