Refers to access to the built-in Web services included with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
The SharePoint environment includes built-in Web services that can be used to work with areas of the SharePoint object model remotely. Each Web application Web service is installed in the _vti_bin directory, which maps to the following file system location:
%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\ISAPI
The following Web services are provided in Office SharePoint Server 2007 Web applications.