Microsoft Business Connectivity Services Team Blog

BCS Artifact Generator

Chances are you’ve already read Brad Stevenson’s post Types of Solutions and you’re interested in...

Author: bcsbauth Date: 06/03/2010

BCS Solutions in Outlook

If you’ve read Brad Stevenson’s post Types of Solutions then you’re already familiar with the three...

Author: bcsbauth Date: 06/03/2010

How do I optimize backend synchronization?

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) has a synchronization framework that uses a client cache to...

Author: lionelro Date: 05/13/2010

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...

Author: lionelro Date: 05/11/2010

BCS Logging

BCS is a cool framework to bring external data to Office Applications on the client. But due to...

Author: lionelro Date: 05/07/2010

BCS Team Channel: Secure Store Service

We just uploaded the next installment on the BCS Team Channel. In this video Sanjay Rama takes you...

Author: lionelro Date: 05/06/2010

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,...

Author: lionelro Date: 05/05/2010

Searching External Data in SharePoint 2010 Using Business Connectivity Services

Eric White posted great content on how to Search External Data in SharePoint 2010 using BCS. Here is...

Author: lionelro Date: 04/30/2010

Introduction to System Filters

Filters are used by Microsoft Business Connectivity Service (BCS) to give values to input parameters...

Author: lionelro Date: 04/29/2010

Accessing BLOB Data from External Systems Using Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Server 2010

Tajeshwar Singh wrote a white paper which shows you how to use Microsoft Business Connectivity...

Author: lionelro Date: 04/27/2010

BCS Solution Packaging Tool

If you’ve read Brad Stevenson’s post Types of Solutions, you’re already familiar with the range of...

Author: lionelro Date: 04/25/2010

Authenticating to Your External System

When getting acquainted with BCS, most new users work against an unsecured backend. This means they...

Author: lionelro Date: 03/12/2010

Working with BCS in Visual Studio 2010 series

The SharePoint Team Blog has a great series that walks you through the creation of an external list...

Author: lionelro Date: 03/10/2010

Introducing the SharePoint SPIdentity Team Blog

Check out the SharePoint SPIdentity Team Blog to read up on how Identity was implemented in...

Author: lionelro Date: 03/09/2010

Using SharePoint workflows with BCS – Full Trust Workflow Activities

In the last post, we covered how to use Sandboxed Workflow Actions to lessen the stress on your...

Author: lionelro Date: 03/02/2010

Deploying BCS Simple Solutions

Previous posts have mentioned how to represent business data as external content types, creating...

Author: lionelro Date: 02/25/2010

Making Web Services BCS Friendly – Part 2

As mentioned in the overview post, Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 allows end...

Author: lionelro Date: 02/23/2010

Overview of BCS Advanced Code-Based Solutions

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) provides many out-of-box capabilities that deliver rich,...

Author: lionelro Date: 02/19/2010

BCS PowerShell: Introduction and Throttle Management

Your external list worked great when you tested it, but it’s not working on the deployment server!...

Author: lionelro Date: 02/16/2010

Surfacing business data in Word 2010 using External Data Columns and the External Item Content Control.

Another post for BCS… this is Juan Balmori, I’ve being working in the SharePoint 2010 release on how...

Author: lionelro Date: 02/15/2010

Working with Complex Data Types in Business Connectivity Services

Business Connectivity Services is an enabling technology for integrating data from external systems...

Author: lionelro Date: 02/10/2010

Test Drive BCS

Now that we have shown you the basics on how to: Create a model using SharePoint Designer Create an...

Author: lionelro Date: 02/09/2010

Using SharePoint workflows with Business Connectivity Services (BCS) – Sandboxed Workflow Actions

In the last post, we covered how to use the out of box SharePoint Workflow activities to work with...

Author: lionelro Date: 01/29/2010

BCS Team Channel: Creating an External Content Type in SharePoint Designer 2010

The BCS Team Channel has a new video in which we show you how in just a few minutes you can create...

Author: lionelro Date: 01/28/2010

How can I get rid of the “Publisher cannot be verified” message when taking external lists offline?

When a user takes an external list offline to either SharePoint Workspace or Outlook, by default the...

Author: lionelro Date: 01/22/2010

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...

Author: lionelro Date: 01/20/2010

Tooling Associations in SharePoint Designer 2010

This post serves as a follow-up to Juan’s 11/19 posting entitled The Notion of Associations and the...

Author: lionelro Date: 01/15/2010

Todd Baginski’s How-to Series

Todd Baginski has a great series of how-to posts that demonstrate multiple capabilities of Business...

Author: lionelro Date: 01/05/2010

BCS Team Channel: External Data in SharePoint Workspace

The third installment of the BCS Team Channel is now live! In this episode you are taken on a tour...

Author: lionelro Date: 12/14/2009

External Lists in SharePoint Workspace

This is a post from the SharePoint Workspace team on taking external data into SharePoint Workspace...

Author: lionelro Date: 12/10/2009

BCS Tooling Investments in 2010: Part 2

In the first installment of this series of posts, “BCS Tooling Investments in 2010: Part 1”, we...

Author: lionelro Date: 12/09/2009

BCS Team Channel: External Lists in Outlook

The second installment of the BCS Team Channel is now live! Juan Balmori Labra takes us on a tour of...

Author: lionelro Date: 12/04/2009

BCS Tooling Investments in 2010: Part 1

One of the most popular requests around the Business Data Catalog (BDC) in Microsoft Office...

Author: lionelro Date: 12/04/2009

Introducing the External Content Type

External content type is probably the most important Business Connectivity Services (BCS) concept to...

Author: lionelro Date: 12/02/2009

Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP

We’re excited to announce that at the Professional Developer Conference 2009 (PDC09) Microsoft...

Author: lionelro Date: 11/24/2009

Permissions in Business Connectivity Services

Solution designers, administrators, and end users interact with composite solutions using external...

Author: lionelro Date: 11/24/2009

Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Public Beta

The BCS team is excited to announce the Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 public betas are available...

Author: lionelro Date: 11/20/2009

The Notion of Associations and the External Item Picker

In real world problems there is a frequent need to find related or complimentary information for a...

Author: lionelro Date: 11/19/2009

Making Web Services BCS Friendly – Part 1

As mentioned in the overview post, Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 allows end...

Author: lionelro Date: 11/18/2009

BCS Team Channel is now Live!

The first of a series of episodes on the BCS Team Channel is live! Watch our very own Sanjay Rama...

Author: lionelro Date: 11/13/2009

Types of Solutions

Solutions that leverage Business Connectivity Services (BCS) typically fall into one of three high...

Author: lionelro Date: 11/12/2009

BCS Overview Demo Video

In this three-part video Brad Stevenson goes through a high-level overview out-of-the-box...

Author: lionelro Date: 11/06/2009

Announcing the Business Connectivity Services Resource Center

The SharePoint IT Pro content team is proud to announce the launching of our new Business...

Author: lionelro Date: 10/29/2009

BCS documentation is now live on MSDN along with the SharePoint 2010 Developer Center

The new SharePoint 2010 Getting Started site is now live and is a great resource to ramp up for...

Author: lionelro Date: 10/28/2009

BCS at SharePoint Conference 2009

SharePoint Conference was a success and we were incredibly excited about the customer feedback...

Author: lionelro Date: 10/27/2009

Overview of Business Connectivity Services

This post kicks off a series of conversations about the new Business Connectivity Services (BCS)...

Author: lionelro Date: 10/19/2009

Welcome and let’s get started!

This blog is the place where the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) product team will help you...

Author: lionelro Date: 09/28/2009