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How to access WSS portal from non-wss Website

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  • Hi Folks
    We have two sites - one is our Sharepoint portal, the other one is our public homepage (that doesn't know anything about sharepoint yet).
    Is there a way, to display announcement created in sharepoint inside our public homepage?
    The reason for that is, that we want to administrate announcements in sharepoint and make them visible to all our homepage viewers.
    The same thing with coustum lists, to build up a guestbook (so, visitors of the homepage must be able to create a new element without logging in anywhere).

    Thx for help and tips
    Julian
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:37 AM

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  • SharePoint exposes webservices to read list data (Lists.asmx), you can use these webservices in your public (non-sharepoint) site to show the sharepoint list data. Following MSDN link has API details:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/lists.lists.getlistitems.aspx
    -Sridhar http://sridharu.blogspot.com
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:46 AM
  • I totaly agree with Sridharu; I would add the the Lists.asmx web service can be used from your non sharepoint portal to read but also to write information to Sharepoint; and if you don't like the existing web service (which returns XmlNode, and takes xmlnodes as parameter, not very easy) you can create your own custom service in WCF or in Asmx.


    Serge Luca; blog: www.redwood.be
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:12 PM
  • You can also RSS enable your lists or search's

    Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:21 PM
  • Hey

    Thanks for your replies!
    That MSDN seems to be what I searched for.
    I don't have the time to try it this week - but I will come back later if there are further questions.

    Greets
    Sunday, May 03, 2009 2:33 PM