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SharePoint® 2010 Administration: Instant Reference by Milan Gross, Randy Williams

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Configure User Profile Synchronization

The process of profile synchronization allows SharePoint 2010 to both import data from external sources and export data to those same sources. Not all data can be both imported and exported since restrictions exist based on the type of data and the data source itself. SharePoint 2010 can synchronize over one or more connections, and each connection can communicate with a different data source. SharePoint 2010 supports connections to Active Directory domains; Business Data Connectivity (BDC), which is also now referred to as Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010; IBM Tivoli Directory Server (ITDS); Novell eDirectory; or Sun Java System Directory Server. Through the BDC connection, SharePoint ...

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