Chapter 1: The Framework
In This Chapter
Examining the roles of the servers in a SharePoint farm
Reviewing the fundamental components of a SharePoint farm
Introducing the new service application architecture
SharePoint 2010 builds on the success of its predecessor by introducing a suite of new service offerings and architectural improvements. For example, SharePoint 2010 provides Visio Services so you can store your Visio diagrams in SharePoint and view those diagrams directly in your browser — without having to install Visio client software on your computer. (Let’s hear it for progress!)
At the heart of the new SharePoint service offerings is a new service-application architecture that replaces the Shared Services Provider (SSP) model used in SharePoint 2007. Its an open architecture, embedded in the underlying ...