Modeling Web Service Systems

Modeling Web services in the Business Data Catalog can be a complex activity. This topic is designed to respond to the need for more information in the Business Data Catalog user community. As a quick reference, it can provide the necessary information you need to model Web services in your environment. However, if what you are looking for is not addressed in this section, or if you have any suggestions for improving this set of topics, let us know at Customers First.

Business Data Catalog: Overview and Architecture

If you are new to the Business Data Catalog, start by reading these topics:

Business Data Catalog: Overview

Learn about this new business integration feature that enables Office SharePoint Server 2007 to surface business data from back-end server applications without you having to write any code.

Business Data Catalog: Architecture

The Business Data Catalog comprises a metadata repository and an object model that provide a unified and simple way to invoke operations and a consistent, object-oriented programming interface for business logic that lives in the various business applications.

Business Data Catalog: Roles and Development Life Cycle

Four roles—business analyst, metadata author, administrator, and developer—are necessary to create and deploy business data solutions in an Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment.

Business Data Catalog: Development Scenarios

Review development scenarios for authoring metadata and building custom applications with the Business Data Catalog.

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