Configure Service Applications

When it comes to multi-tenancy, not all Service Applications are created alike. There are some Service Applications that can be partitioned to store tenant data in an isolated fashion without the need to create multiple databases or separate Service Applications per tenant.

The following Service Applications can be partitioned and store tenant data:

  • Business Connectivity Services
  • Managed Metadata Services
  • Search Services
  • Secure Store Services
  • User Profile Services
  • Word Automation Services

For simplicity's sake, we will refer to these Service Applications collectively as Tenant Services. The remaining Service Applications either do not store tenant data at all and/or cannot be partitioned, with the exception of ...

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