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

SPW02 What's New with SharePoint Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and OData Services


9:15am - 10:30am

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Fabian Williams


Adotob, LLC

This session goes into detail about what is new in SharePoint 2013 BCS discussing the new API's, specifically Tooling Visual Studio 2012, Service Bus and Messaging and Subscriptions. It will cover External Data sources using OData and create a SharePoint 2013 Hosted Application to surface data using all the tooling discussed.

You will learn:

  • The new features and capabilities of BCS in SharePoint 2013
  • About OData Services and why and how it is viewed in some circles as the defacto method of interacting with External Data, as it solves previous issues encountered in SharePoint 2010 implementation of BCS and External Sources
  • Learn how to create a SharePoint 2013 SharePoint Hosted App in Visual Studio to consume External Data using OData Services (RestFull EndPoint)