Integrating Business Data using MOSS 2007

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 includes features that allow developers to integrate business data into their applications. This course provides an overview of those features and how to use them to create Line of Business LOB systems using the Business Data Catalog BDC, how to display and index data from external sources using the BDC, and how to use the BDC to interact with entities. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Technology Specialist (TS): Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development 70-542. Passing this exam will earn the learner the MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development certification.

Target Audience

Developers who use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and consultants providing consulting services for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.


Six months to one year of experience developing applications by using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007; experience using the Microsoft .NET Framework, at least six months with ASP.NET 2.0; experience working with XML documents, XML Web services development and consumption; a working knowledge of Windows WorkFlow Foundation and IIS 6.0

Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

The BDC and Business Data Integration

  • recognize the basic functionality of the BDC in integrating business data with MOSS 2007
  • Describing an External Application in the BDC

  • recognize how LOB system objects and entities are created
  • Displaying and Indexing Data from External Sources

  • recognize how the Finder and IDEnumerator methods are used for searching, displaying, and indexing data
  • Creating Actions and Associations for Entities

  • recognize how to create actions and associations for entities
  • Searching on a BDC Application Definition

  • recognize how to search on a BDC application definition
  • Browsing Data Using a Web Part

  • recognize how to browse business data from back-end sources
  • Executing Finders and Filters on an Entity

  • recognize how to execute finders and filters on an entity
  • Integrating Data and Using Web Parts to Find Entities