Microsoft has positioned SharePoint 2010 in the market as the information worker’s dashboard. The command center from where you can find, generic view and edit information not only stored in SharePoint but also in many line of business (LOB) systems.
With that in mind, systems integration can play the greater role in SharePoint projects. Luckily, SharePoint offers some great tools to communicate with LOB systems.
Together with motion10 collegue Wesley Bakker (SharePoint 2010 MCM) I’ve written a white paper focusing on integration with SharePoint 2010.
This technical white paper contains guidelines on how to use the above mentioned SharePoint tools with the best practices in mind. We discuss Business Connectivity (BCS), Search, Records Management and Service Layers such as Service Applications, BizTalk Server and Duet Enterprise.
Architecting, designing and implementing your enterprise portal with the best practices described in this paper in mind will greatly improve the chance that you will end up with a manageable, scalable and future proof integrated SharePoint environment.