Chapter 8

Planning Service Applications

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Determining Service Application Server Roles
  • Planning a Business Connectivity Services Strategy
  • Planning an Excel Services Strategy
  • Designing a Forms Strategy

If you have worked with earlier versions of SharePoint, such as MOSS 2007, you know that Search Services, Excel Services, and other such functions were provided in a monolithic architecture. The Shared Service Provider was exactly what its name sounds like. It was a single service provider that was shared by all of the services, including Search Services and Excel Services, and each website could consume services from only one Shared Service Provider. This architecture caused many problems with scaling and performance ...

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