Announcing the Microsoft Business Data Catalog Definition Editor (BDC tool)

I am long overdue for a good "Sharepoint in the Manufacturing Enterprise" post, but I didn't want to wait until I got that together to get this information out there: 

 

The August SharePoint SDK hit and includes the new BDC Definition Editor. Check out the Sharepoint Team blog post for info and downloads - http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/08/22/announcing-the-microsoft-business-data-catalog-definition-editor-for-microsoft-office-sharepoint-server-2007.aspx

A lot of our customers and partners have been anxiously waiting for this. You’ll also see us coming out with more prescriptive guidance around connecting SharePoint to Line-of-Business systems. We started with SAP but will be expanding to Oracle (Siebel, PeopleSoft) and others on our Interoperability site (which is another great resource at - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb544954.aspx)