Creating Custom SharePoint 2010 Service Applications and Consumers

Learn how to create custom SharePoint 2010 service applications for robust, scalable, and fault tolerant shared services.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 introduced Shared Services Providers (SSPs) to provide common services to web applications. In Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft changed this model to use the new service application framework, which no longer groups services together for multiple web applications.

This new infrastructure enables more flexibility in managing and using the services. In addition, it is now possible to create custom service applications.

This Visual How To demonstrates how to create custom SharePoint 2010 service applications and consumers that take advantage of the service.

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Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web & cloud developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to helping you be the best Microsoft 365 web & cloud developer. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.