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Article – What are the Service Applications that can be partitioned?

Posted by Joy

SharePoint 2010 provides number of enhancements and new features compared to previous version – MOSS 2007. One of the enhancement is Multitenancy. Multitenancy has been greatly enhanced with the SharePoint 2010 release. One of the new features which backups so many other enhancements and new features is Service Application Framework which is the new face of Shared Services Provides in MOSS 2007. Multitenancy in SharePoint 2010 has been greatly enhanced with the introduction of Service Application Framework.

Services Application Framework allows different Web Application to utilize different Service Applications depending on the need. It also provides Service Application partitioning which helps organizations to implement Multitenancy so that each tenant can have it’s own set of Service Applications and tenants will be able to manage the information boundary.

Having said that, the first question come to our mind (rather my mind) is that which Service Applications support this partitioning and storing tenant specific data? Not only me, lot of organizations who are planning to implement Multitenancy will have the same question trying to figure it out which Service Applications provide partitioning and storing tenant specific data.

Here is the answer…

Service Application Name

Can be Partitioned?

Can store Tenant data?

Access Services

No

No

Business Connectivity Services

Yes

Yes

Excel Calculation Service

No

No

FAST Search for SharePoint

No

No

Managed Metadata Service

Yes

Yes

PerformancePoint Services

No

No

PowerPoint Service

No

No

Project Server Service

Yes

Yes

Usage and Health Data Service

No

No

User Profiles Synchronization Service

Yes

Yes

Search Service

Yes

Yes

Subscriptions Settings Service

Yes

Yes

State Service

Yes

No

Web Analytics Service

No

Yes

Word Conversions Service

Yes

No

Word Viewing Service

Yes

No

Visio Graphics Service

Yes

No

Hope this helps you a lot..?