In the first two articles of the Salesforce Integration with .Net series we looked at .Net calling into Salesforce to manipulate data and utilize business logic. In this article we will examine the use of Salesforce to consume the functionality of a SOAP or REST-based, externally-hosted service.
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There are a number of ways to integrate Salesforce with .Net. The focus of this article will be concentrated on calling custom web services written in Apex, from a Microsoft .Net environment, through authenticated and unauthenticated methods.
Salesforce is the top rated sales application in the world today. This article will focus on the most common way to connect .Net applications to Salesforce for data retrieval and execution of application logic. This method is known as the Web Services SOAP API.