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Microsoft Business Connectivity Services Model

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  • Version: 2.0
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

Microsoft Business Connectivity Services enable users to interact with external data by using SharePoint lists and Microsoft Office 2010.

  • Microsoft Business Connectivity Services are a set of services and features that provide a way to connect solutions based on SharePoint Server 2010 to sources of external data and to define external content types based on that external data. This poster helps to explain how Microsoft Business Connectivity Services interact with data from external systems in SharePoint lists, Web Parts, and in Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, and Microsoft Word 2010 clients.


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

  • To edit the Visio version of the model, you must have Microsoft Office Visio 2007. You can also use Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Visio 2007 Viewer to view the model.
    To view the PDF version of the model, you must have a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader
    To view the XPS version of the model, you must have Windows Vista, Windows XP with .NET Framework 3.0, or XPS Essentials Pack.

Installation Instructions

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