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: Roles and Development Life Cycle
Four roles—business analyst, metadata author, administrator, and developer—are necessary to create and deploy business data solutions in an Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment.
- Business Data Catalog: Development Scenarios
Review development scenarios for authoring metadata and building custom applications with Business Data Catalog.
- 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.
- Modeling Database Systems
A one-stop-shop for resources related to modeling database systems in the Business Data Catalog.
- Modeling Web Service Systems
A one-stop-shop for resources related to modeling Web service systems in the Business Data Catalog.
- Authoring Metadata
Find detailed, step-by-step procedures for authoring metadata for business applications to work with Business Data Catalog.
- Building Custom Applications Using the Business Data Catalog
Get how-to information and code examples for building custom applications with Business Data Catalog.
- Business Data Catalog: Security Model
Learn about the Business Data Catalog authentication and authorization model.
- Troubleshooting Business Data Clients and Metadata
Find tips for easy debugging and troubleshooting of metadata-related errors and run-time exceptions.
- FAQ: Business Data Catalog
Find tips and answers to frequently asked questions.
- Business Data Catalog: Glossary
Get definitions of terms commonly used with Business Data Catalog.
- What's New for Developers in Office SharePoint Server 2007
Find summary descriptions of Business Data Catalog, single sign-on, and all other new and enhanced features of Office SharePoint Server 2007.
- Single Sign-on
Learn how to implement a new pluggable single sign-on mechanism that allows you to use alternate single sign-on providers.