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Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Inside Out by Penelope Coventry Errin O’Connor Troy Lanphier, Johnathan Lightfoot, Thomas Resing, and Michael Doyle

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Service Application Framework

The Service Application Framework replaces the Shared Services Provider in SharePoint Server 2007. The Service Application Framework model is much more flexible than the Shared Services Provider model. Service applications can be consumed by a single server farm or shared across farms, allowing for centralized sharing of your IT investments. Service Application Framework applications are easily scaled out for load balancing high-demand service applications.

Improved Development Experience

Service developers are now able to focus on the business logic of their applications through the use of the Service Application Framework. The Framework also makes it easy to implement details such as writing code to configure a server ...

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