Professional Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010

THE CREATION OF BUSINESS CONNECTIVITY SERVICES (BCS) for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 involved a massive investment of people and resources by Microsoft. The result of this investment is a set of services, components, and technologies that have signifi cant implications for the entire SharePoint community. Gradually, the impact of BCS is beginning to sink in as developers peel back its layers and put it to work, but most people do not yet understand how deeply they will be affected.