SharePoint Web Service Applications

In a previous post, I described the five core classes (SPService, SPServiceInstance, SPServiceApplication, SPServiceProxy, and SPServiceApplicationProxy) that comprise the core of the SharePoint 2010 Service Application Framework. I also outlined some of the server farm topologies that can be described within this framework. In this post, I’ll introduce the specialized support for web service applications…

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SharePoint Service Application Topologies

The SharePoint Service Application Framework object model supports many different server farm topologies. Let’s explore some of them. Single Application Server In this topology, the service is comprised of a service application hosted in a single online (started) service instance. A web application is connected to the service application via a service application proxy. This…

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A Calculator Service Application Example

In my last post, I described the SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Application Framework (SAF) object model. To make these concepts more concrete, let’s design a simple calculator service using SAF. Specification Our calculator service will provide a single “Add” method that takes two integers as input and returns the sum. The service will support deployment…

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SharePoint Service Application Framework Object Model

The Service Application Framework (SAF) in SharePoint Foundation 2010 was designed with specific goals in mind:   It should provide the benefits of the MOSS 2007 Shared Service Provider (SSP), such as a unified service management experience, without some of its restrictions, such as having to either consume all MOSS 2007 services from a web…

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