Super Simple BCS WCF Service Implementation

This post will describe how to create a very simple BCS WCF implementation that can serve as a good starting point for creating a BCS implementation that is tuned for use as a search content source with SharePoint 2013. Download the SimpleService solution and unzip it. Open Visual Studio 2012 as Administrator (administrator is needed…


How to throttle a BCS crawl

Throttling a BCS crawl is done the same way as other SharePoint crawls, using crawler impact rules. The main trick is figure out what site name to use.  The most precise way is to use a combination of the LobSystem name and the LobSystemInstance name.  In my case it was “recipeslob_recipesinst” :   An alternative…


BCS and FAST: Introduction and first steps

Introduction SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) is, generally speaking, a way to both bring line-of-business data into SharePoint and allows changes to flow back from SharePoint to the line-of-business applications.  For a good overview, check out the MSDN Magazine article Using Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 Here at the Search Guys, we’re primarily…