SharePoint 2013 Features
Between Business Connectivity Services, Client-Side Object Model (CSOM) and the new Apps for SharePoint, developers will have a lot more aspects of SharePoint 2013 to dive into.
Client Object Model Features
New Version of APIs Has Added Support For:
- User Profiles
Business Connectivity Features
Business Connectivity Services allows SharePoint developers to hook into external line-of-business (LOB) data for SharePoint integration. BCS is the step needed in SharePoint 2013 to connect external systems to a central system and make it easier to create solutions that can benefit your business. SharePoint 2013 has extended this service to include a new Eventing (event handler) framework, OData as a supported data source, support for SharePoint apps, External list performance improvements, and a new client side object model (CSOM) API.
Benefits of the Business Connectivity Services Include:
- The Eventing framework allows external notifications and alerts on external lists.
- BCS allows offline use for your external data and processes.
- Main performance improvements include data source filtering, sorting and ability to export to Excel.
- Deploy app scoped BDC models instead of just farm-scoped.