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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Consuming another Farm's Service

Service applications can consume another service application. The advantage of this capability is leveraging resources that are defined and managed from a central location and distributed throughout the farm and/or farms.

Using the managed metadata service example from publishing, redundancy is reduced through reuse. The field created in one web application/site collection can be consumed in a completely separate web application/site collection. Maintenance of the content type is from a central location providing consistency and timeliness. As business and needs change, the organization can adapt quickly.

In this recipe, we will show how to consume another service application.

Getting ready

You must have local administrative ...

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