Consume SharePoint Web Services with WCF using the Repository, Gateway, Mapper, Domain Model and Factory Design Patterns

The SharePoint developer community has produced a wealth of knowledge and code samples that demonstrate how to consume SharePoint web services and leverage them in domain-specific applications.  This information is often task-centric, such as  "How to add an Item to a List using SharePoint Web Services."   In this article, we will take a framework-centric approach…

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Build PowerShell CmdLets to call SharePoint Web Services using WCF

In this post I’ll show you how to build a PowerShell cmdlet that consumes SharePoint web services using WCF.  What I like about this approach is that it provides the ability to use some of the SharePoint API without having to be logged in to the SharePoint server.  Although you can accomplish the same thing…

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How to Create a Reusable WCF Service Host for Windows Services and Self-Hosting

In this article, I’ll show you how to create a reusable service host that can be run from either from the console (self-hosted) or installed as a Windows service.  I’ll also demonstrate how to use a configuration file instead of code to control which WCF services the host starts.  Finally, I’ll show how you can…

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