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Pro Office 365 Development by Michael Mayberry, Mark J. Collins

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C H A P T E R  8

Accessing External Data

The Office 365 platform allows you to access external data from your SharePoint sites using a feature called Business Connectivity Services (BCS). This enables you to integrate corporate data stores into your office automation solution. For example, you may have an Accounting system that you need to extract data from or feed data into from within your team site. In this chapter, I will show you how to implement this functionality.

image Note BCS is only available on Enterprise plans; you will need an Enterprise Office 365 account to work through the sample project presented in this chapter.

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