Excel Services Architecture In SharePoint Server 2010

Excel Services is part of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Excel Services is built on ASP.NET and SharePoint Foundation technologies. Following are the core components in Excel Services: · Excel Web Access · Excel Web Services · User-defined functions (UDFs) · ECMAScript (JavaScript, JScript) · Representational State Transfer (REST) service · Excel Calculation Services The Excel…


What Is Included in Business Connectivity Services?

Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS) is included in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, and Microsoft Office 2010 applications. However, the feature set and the capabilities differ in each application. The diagram below shows the differences in the feature sets of Business Connectivity Services, SharePoint Server 2010, and Office 2010. For more information…


SharePoint Business Connectivity Services Dataflow Model

Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS) enables users to read and write data from external systems—through Web services, databases, and Microsoft .NET Framework assemblies—from within Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 applications. Both SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 applications have product features that can use external data directly, both online and offline. Developers can gain…


User Profile Subsystem in SharePoint Server 2010

Today’s post comes to us from Spencer Harbar, a SharePoint MVP,  at http://www.harbar.net. He graciously offered to let us use his User Profiles graphic and accompanying text. You can find his guides on User Profiles at http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups.aspx and http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups2.aspx. Thank you, Spencer! This diagram shows the high level architecture and the various components that make…


Services Running in a Multi-Server SharePoint Farm

This graphic shows the services, CFSIs (configured farm-scoped instantiations), and service instances on a hypothetical 10-server farm. Note the following things about this example: The translucent rectangles represent services. These services are modeled in the SharePoint Foundation object model with SP*Service classes. The darker translucent rectangles represent CFSIs ("service applications") that are modeled in the…


PerformancePoint Services Extension Points

This diagram shows where supported extensions fit into the PerformancePoint Services architecture. The front-end web server hosts custom editors, web services, and other web applications, and the back-end application server hosts custom renderers, providers, and scorecard transforms. For more information, see Development Scenarios with PerformancePoint Services, PerformancePoint Services Architecture, Getting Started with PerformancePoint Services, and…


PerformancePoint Services Architecture in SharePoint Server 2010

This diagram shows the high-level architecture of PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise. Its multi-tiered architecture includes components on the client tier, the front-end Web server, and the back-end application server. For more information, see PerformancePoint Services Architecture, Getting Started with PerformancePoint Services, and Fundamentals of PerformancePoint Services.