SharePoint Conference 2009 is underway and the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) team is getting ready to talk about the new capabilities in SharePoint 2010 that we’ve been working on. Taken from Brad Stevenson’s overview post:

“BCS is an evolution of the Business Data Catalog (BDC) capabilities of SharePoint 2007 that enhances the capability of SharePoint as a platform for developing composite applications. It provides out-of-box features, services and tools that streamline development to deeply integrate external data and services. BCS provides the capability to connect SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 applications to any external system, whether it be a Line-of-Business (LOB) system, (such as Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, or Siebel) a web 2.0 service, or a custom home-grown application.“

Brad Stevenson,

Sr. Lead Program Manager

Check out the rest of the overview post on the BCS Team Blog. Be sure to bookmark the blog and subscribe to the RSS feed to get informative “How To” guides, insight into features, and demos of what we’ve been building. In the following weeks you’ll find updates from our sessions at SharePoint Conference and a guide on how to get your current Web services ready for BCS, with more to come.

- Lionel Robinson, Program Manager