The WSRP Toolkit for SharePoint provides sample code for producing WSRP conformant data from SharePoint lists and libraries. External portal platforms (e.g. BEA AquaLogic Portal, IBM WebSphere Portal, SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal etc.) can then render SharePoint data natively through their WSRP consumer portlets. The Toolkit is available now for download from the MSDN Code Gallery.
Specifically it consists of
- Visual Studio sample projects that demonstrate two different approaches to producing WSRP conformant output from SharePoint lists and libraries
- A whitepaper that provides details on the different architectural approaches of the two WSRP producer samples
- Screen casts showing the two WSRP producer samples in action
Of course WSRP is just one of many options available to support portal interoperability and Microsoft continues to invest in open standards for interoperability including XML based web services, CMIS, Office Open XML, RSS and REST. Microsoft is also investing heavily in Silverlight, designed to deliver rich user experiences and applications across multiple platforms. For more details on the SharePoint interoperability story, visit the TechNet Office SharePoint Server Interoperability TechCenter.