Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Foundation

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS), formerly named the Business Data Catalog, enables users to read and write data from external systems—through Web and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services, databases, and Microsoft .NET Framework assemblies—from within Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. Developers can gain access to a rich set of features and rapidly build solutions by using familiar tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010.

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Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010