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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out by CA Callahan Randy Williams Chris Givens, Milan Gross, Brian Alderman, and Javier Barrera

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Chapter 6. Creating and managing service applications

What is a service application?

Creating service applications

Managing service applications

Cross-farm sharing of service applications

One of the great strengths of Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is its service applications. These applications make it possible for SharePoint to offer up a plethora of added features, such as presenting the account information of users from Active Directory, giving users the ability to create their own My Sites populated with organizational information, creating and sharing metadata across farms, and extensive and extendable search capabilities. These service applications impart a great range of features and flexibility to SharePoint 2013 in terms of enterprise collaboration, ...

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