can never remember which of those pesky Service Applications support cross-farm
publishing (federation), which ones can be partitioned, and so on. So here's a
handy table to cut out and keep, showing each one and what it can do.
In order to create a neat, compact table I have had to make up some abbreviated headings.
So 'Cache' means the data is cached somewhere, 'DB' means it has its own database and
'SKU' indicates the minimum version of SharePoint required for the service
application. 'Fed' means that it can be federated to other farms, 'Part' means
that it can be used in partitioned mode (multi-tenant) and 'TD' indicates whether
the service application stores tenant data.
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