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SharePoint 2013 Developer, Part 14 of 15: BCS
with expert Tim McCarthy
The main capability of Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2013 is to expose line of business (LOB) data as external content types. Once defined, then then BCS allows the creation of lists that use the external content types which then have all of the rich goodness of standard SharePoint lists. The external data can be anything from database sources to WCF web services or even OData REST web services. After this course, you will understand the nuances of BCS and how to create external content types using both SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio 2013. You will also learn how to consume WCF web services as well as REST web services that use the OData protocol.
Advanced | 1h 20m | March 23, 2014Course Outline
Tim McCarthy is a senior solutions architect with Perficient who designs and builds highly scalable, layered web, desktop, and mobile applications utilizing the latest Microsoft platforms and technologies. His expertise covers a wide range of Microsoft technologies including SharePoint/Office 365, Office Apps, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Azure, .NET Framework (ASP.NET, VSTO, Workflow, WCF, WPF), SQL Server, Active Directory, MS Exchange development, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications. Tim holds multiple Microsoft certifications and is a former Microsoft MVP in Solutions Architecture. He is the author of several books, has developed presentations for the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine and Windows and .NET Magazine. He has been a featured speaker at conferences, user groups, and code camps worldwide. Before becoming an application developer, Tim was an officer in the United States Marine Corps.