Requests, procedures, namespaces, and providers

Transaction processing in Microsoft Provisioning System depends on four key entities: requests, procedures, namespaces, and providers. The functionality of all components of Microsoft Provisioning System depend on these four entities.

Microsoft Provisioning System supports extensive functionality with the procedures, namespaces, and providers that it implements. Together, individual namespaces, their procedures, and the underlying providers offer extensible support for request processing for Web-hosting services, Exchange messaging and collaboration, and other provisioning services.