Now that we have shown you the basics on how to:
Go ahead and take BCS out for a test drive! To do this you can download a preloaded 2010 Information Worker Demonstration Virtual Machine (Beta) from MSDN. By downloading machine “A” of the two will get you access to a preconfigured environment with:
Once you have it up and running go to the http://intranet.contoso.com/sites/SP2010AllUp to try out the Customers from CRM external list, take it offline into Outlook or SharePoint Workspace, or even create an external content type of your own off of the Customers or AdventureWorksDW database using SharePoint Designer. Be sure to take a look at the performance indications on the MSDN download page for an optimal experience.
- Lionel Robinson