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Business Data Catalog

Business Data Catalog, a new feature introduced in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, provides an easy way to integrate business data from back-end server applications, such as SAP or Siebel, within Office SharePoint Server 2007 without writing any code. This section contains overview information and step-by-step, how-to procedures for programming with the Business Data Catalog.

In This Section

  • Business Data Catalog: Overview
    Learn about this new business integration feature that enables Office SharePoint Server 2007 to surface business data from back-end server applications without any coding.
  • Business Data Catalog: Architecture
    Business Data Catalog comprises a metadata repository and an object model that provide a unified and simple way to invoke operations and a consistent, object-oriented programming interface for business logic that lives in the various business applications.
  • Business Data Catalog: Metadata Model
    Learn how Business Data Catalog provides homogeneous access to the underlying data sources with a declarative metadata model that provides a consistent and simplified client object model.
  • Authoring Metadata
    Find detailed, step-by-step procedures for authoring metadata for business applications to work with Business Data Catalog.


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