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SharePoint Web Services

Posted by Jean Paul on March 30, 2015

In this article we can explore about SharePoint Web Services.

About SharePoint Web Services

SharePoint Web Services were introduced during the olden days of MOSS 2007 & SharePoint 2010. It helped to attain client-side interaction & interoperability during the time.

SharePoint have inbuilt web services for managing various functionalities like:

1. List Management

2. Administration

3. Authentication

4. Imaging

5. Permissions


We can use the web services by knowing the correct service-name. By default the web services reside in the _vti_bin virtual folder.

For example, following is the location of lists web service:


List of Web Services

Following is the list of web services which you can refer from the link in References.



Please don’t confuse Web Services with REST Services. REST Services are the newer addition to SharePoint and provides much efficient way of usage.



In this article we have explored about SharePoint Web Services. In the next article we can see how to use a List web service.

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