Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010
Learn how Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS), formerly named the Business Data Catalog, enables users to read and write data from external systems.
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS), formerly named the Business Data Catalog, enables users to read and write data from external systems—through Web services, databases, and Microsoft .NET Framework assemblies—from within Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 applications. Both SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 applications have product features that can use external data directly, both online and offline. 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.
In This Section
Business Connectivity Services: Sample XML and Code Examples
SharePoint Server 2010 General Reference
What's New in SharePoint Server 2010
What's New in SharePoint Foundation 2010
Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008
Video: Using the SharePoint 2010 SDK Help
SharePoint Developer Team Blog