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Plan for Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2013

Published: July 16, 2012

Summary: Use these TechNet articles to plan Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Server 2013.

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 

Microsoft Business Connectivity Services is a set of services and features that provide a way to connect SharePoint Server 2013 solutions to sources of external data and to define external content types that are based on that external data. Planning for Microsoft Business Connectivity Services should include thinking about the kinds of solutions your organization requires, and planning for security and administration of those solutions.

TechNet articles about planning for Business Connectivity Services

The following articles about Business Connectivity Services are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.

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Overview of Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2013

Describes Business Connectivity Services and how it can bring external data into SharePoint Server 2013 and Office through the cloud, hybrid, and on-premises configurations.

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Overview of Business Connectivity Services security tasks in SharePoint 2013

Describes Business Connectivity Services security in SharePoint Server 2013 for IT professionals, site and SharePoint Online administrators, and developers.

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Plan a Business Connectivity Services solution in SharePoint 2013

Describes how to create a plan for a Business Connectivity Services solution in SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online.

Additional resources about planning for Business Connectivity Services

The following resources about the new features and capabilities in SharePoint 2013 are available from other subject matter experts.

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What's New in SharePoint 2013 Resource Center

Visit the Resource Center to access videos, community sites, documentation, and more.

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