Plan for Business Connectivity Services (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010
Summary: Planning for Microsoft Business Connectivity Services should include thinking about the kinds of solutions your organization requires, and planning for security and administration of those solutions.
Microsoft Business Connectivity Services are a set of services and features that provide a way to connect Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 solutions to sources of external data and to define external content types that are based on that external data.
In this section:
Defines the concept of Microsoft Business Connectivity Services and explains how solutions that are based on Microsoft Business Connectivity Services can take advantage of the integration of client applications, servers, services, and tools in the Microsoft Office 2010 suites.
Describes the security architecture of the Microsoft Business Connectivity Services server and client, the supported security environments, the authentication modes available to connect external content types to external systems, the authorization options available on stored objects, and the general techniques for configuring Microsoft Business Connectivity Services security
Provides an overview of administration of the Microsoft Business Connectivity Services and emphasizes on how to use the Business Data Connectivity service.
Discusses how users can take external lists offline to Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010. This article also provides guidances on how users can interact with external systems from their Microsoft Office 2010 client applications more securely.
Describes how to use diagnostic logs on servers that are running Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and on Microsoft Office 2010 client applications to troubleshoot issues related to Microsoft Business Connectivity Services. It also describes how to use Activity IDs to trace issues to external systems.
Describes how upgrading from the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Business Data Catalog to the Microsoft Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Server 2010 works and provides guidance about how to upgrade various types of solutions that use the Business Data Catalog.