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In Depth Information
FIGURE 1.1
The SharePoint
Foundation
installation screen
Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64): This improves SharePoint’s ability to
synchronize data with ADO.NET-enabled data sources or FeedSync feeds (such as RSS or Atom).
Microsoft Chart Controls for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Installs new assemblies
for ASP.NET and Windows Form Chart Controls. It’s particularly useful for visualization
with Visual Studio.
Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0 This installs and registers iilters with the Windows Indexing
Service, which integrates with search services to index the contents of Microsoft-supported
files, such as .docx, .zip, .pptx, .xlsm, .zip, and so on.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 .NET (and subsequently ASP.NET) are required by
SharePoint. This service also contains the Windows Workflow Foundation, Communication
Foundation, Presentation Foundation, and Cardspace. It also supports ASP.NET Ajax,
Language Integrated Query (LINQ), and web protocol support for WCF services (including
Ajax, JSON, REST, POX, RSS, ATOM, and so on), as well as new classes in .NET Framework’s
base library. This is required for Server 2008 but already built into Server 2008 R2.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET This improves data analysis,
business intelligence capabilities, and data warehousing capabilities of SharePoint using SQL
(it is backward compatible with earlier versions of SQL).
ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework v3.5 SP1 This supports Windows
Communication Framework (WCF) in accessing data and exposing that data via web services
over HTTP. This capability, along with the fully fledged WCF, enables SharePoint Foundation
to perform Business Connectivity Services, discussed in Chapters 3 and 16. This is installed
with Analysis Services.
Microsoft Speech Platform Runtime (x64) and Language – TELE (en-US) An optional
service but installed automatically by the prerequisite installer, it assists SharePoint
accessibility with speech recognition and speech synthesis. It also requires an appropriate language
pack. There is a little more configuration needed (especially if you are going to use additional
language packs) concerning a registry key change. Search TechNet for more details.
SQL 2008 R2 Reporting Services SharePoint 2010 add-in Also an optional service, this
add-on is convenient if you are using SQL 2008 R2 with Reporting Services installed, have
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