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Inside Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 by Andrew Connell Ted Pattison Scot Hillier, and David Mann

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Chapter 10. Client-Side Programming

The server-side object model for Microsoft SharePoint has long been sophisticated and fully functional. In fact, there is nothing that can be done in the browser that cannot be done through the server-side object model. When it comes to accessing SharePoint using rich clients, however, there has historically been a large deficit in functionality. In previous versions of SharePoint, client-side programmability was largely accomplished through a set of Web services provided by SharePoint. These Web services exposed basic functions for interacting with lists, performing searches, reading profile data, and the like. However, the scope of these Web services was easily less than a third of the functionality available ...

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