SharePoint 2007 Developer's Guide to Business Data Catalog
Brett Lonsdale, Nick Swan
  • September 2009
  • ISBN 9781933988818
  • 304 pages
  • printed in black & white

This book is an absolute must-have!

Christina Wheeler, SharePoint Consultant, Summit 7 Systems

The data locked in your organization's systems and databases is a precious—and sometimes untapped—resource. The SharePoint Business Data Catalog makes it easy to gather, analyze, and report on data from multiple sources, through SharePoint. Using standard web parts, an efficient management console, and a simple programming model, you can build sites, dashboards, and applications that maximize this business asset.

SharePoint 2007 Developer's Guide to Business Data Catalog is a practical, example-rich guide to the features of the BDC and the techniques you need to build solutions for end users. The book starts with the basics—what the BDC is, what you can do with it, and how to pull together a BDC solution. With the fundamentals in hand, it explores the techniques and ideas you need to put BDC into use effectively in your organization.

What's inside

  • The BDC Object Model
  • How to build BDC applications
  • BDC-driven search
  • Integrating with Office, CRM, and InfoPath

About the reader

Knowledge of SharePoint Server and WSS is required.

About the authors

Brett Lonsdale and Nick Swan are the founders of Lightning Tools, a UK-based SharePoint consulting company specializing in the SharePoint Business Data Catalog.


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...from experts who know the BDC inside and out.

Monty Grusendorf, Senior Web Developer, Bantrel

An excellent guide for working with the BDC.

Darren Niemke, Author of ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts in Action

A one-stop guide for SharePoint BDC developers.

Prajwal Khanal, SharePoint BDC developers