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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Publishing a SharePoint service

One of the key advantages of service applications is their ability to be consumed on an a la carte level. Use the service only as you need it. Extending this paradigm further, service applications are similar to services in a cloud. Use what you need, no matter what farm you are using.

This gives organizations the ability to pool their resources effectively. An example of a resource that could be shared is content types. Many organizations are ISO certified and as such they are required to collect particular information with regards to their documents. A content type can be set up to which custom fields are assigned. For example, we could create a field called Safety Training Date and assign that to the content ...

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