SharePoint 2007 Developer's Guide to Business Data Catalog

Brett Lonsdale, Nick Swan

September 2009 | 304 pages | B&W
ISBN: 1933988819

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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.

Knowledge of SharePoint Server and WSS is required.



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


“...I am greatly impressed not only with the book but with Brett and Nick's deep understanding of the Business Data Catalog. ...There are tons of code blocks that you can use in your everyday work as well as lots of ideas about how it can be used for all kinds of business scenarios.”
Liam Cleary, Microsoft MVP

“This book is a must have for any SharePoint Developer, it covers every aspect of the Business Data Catalog with detailed discussions and examples.”
Fauzan Khan, SharePointGeeks

“There's a ton of resources out there for working with the BDC, but this is the first proper treatment in print. Brett Lonsdale and Nick Swan have done a great job here. Whilst the title is 'developer guide' this book really should be required reading for anyone implementing BDC for enterprise line of business integration.”
Spencer Harbar, Microsoft MVP,

“...This book covers every aspect of the Business Data Catalog. It gives very deep and detailed introductions, examples and how-tos. A real must-have book if you work as a SharePoint developer!”
Ágnes Molnár, MOSS MVP, Dotneteers