High-Value SharePoint Workloads: Social, Search, BI, and Business Process Automation

SPH14 Case Study: When Should I Use SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and When Should I Use SharePoint 2013 Workflows to Interact with External


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Fabian Williams


Adotob, LLC

Attend this session for a deep discussion on the new capabilities in SharePoint 2013 around External Data. The session will cover new capabilities in Web Service Calls, Dictionary Object, JSON and REST in Workflows, and developing ideas on when it's a good idea to use that approach. We will also compare and contrast those new capabilities with using SharePoint BCS and what can be gained using the External Content Type and External List to interact with External Data.

You will learn:

  • How to use SharePoint 2013 to interact with External Data
  • The new support for External Data calls in Workflows and BCS
  • Discuss Use Cases / Business Cases for both