UDDI Data Export

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) is an industry specification for publishing and locating information about Web services. UDDI defines an information framework that you can use to describe and classify your organization, its services, and the technical details about the interfaces of the Web services that you expose.

This information framework enables consistent discovery of services or interfaces of a particular type, classification, or function. UDDI also defines a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that applications and services can use to interact directly with UDDI data. For example, you can develop services that automatically publish and update their UDDI data, react dynamically to service availability, or automatically discover interface details for other services that they interact with. For more information about UDDI, see UDDI (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=93733).

UDDI Services provides UDDI-compliant capabilities for use within an enterprise or between business partners. It includes a Web interface with searching, publishing, and coordinating features that are compatible with Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 4.0 through 7.0 and Netscape Navigator 4.5 through 9.0. UDDI Services supports the UDDI version 1.0, 2.0 , and 3.0 API, which makes it possible for enterprise developers to publish, discover, share, and interact with Web services directly through their development tools and business applications.

The UDDI Data Export Wizard can help you export UDDI information about Providers and tModels by guiding you through the export process. A Provider is a Web service provider. A tModel represents a given categorization scheme. Categorization schemes are an important part of UDDI because they provide a consistent means of describing and discovering Web service information. For example, a geographical categorization scheme makes it possible for publishers to classify their physical location and facilitate queries based on geographical location.