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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Programming: Getting Started by Erlend Dalen

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Chapter 11. Web Services

A Web Service is defined by the W3S as a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. We have already looked at how we could create a file and store it on a disk so that another application can read it. This is all fine, but what if the other application was in a different network somewhere else in the world without any access to the disk area where the file was stored? We could solve this issue by sending the files using FTP. In some cases though, we might need to ask to get data instead of sending data, or retrieve data at certain intervals. As long as the size of the data being transferred is limited, using Web Services would be a good alternative.

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