In this post i am going explain SharePoint Service Applications in different versions of SharePoint:


Service Application Description SharePoint Foundation 2010 SharePoint Standard 2010 SharePoint 2010 Enterprise
Access Services

Interact with Access 2010 in a web browser

Business Data Connectivity Service Provide access to external data YES YES YES
Excel Service Application All live interaction with Excel files with in web browser     YES
Managed Metadata Service Manage the taxonomy, hierarchies, keyword, social tagging   YES YES
PerformancePoint  Service Application Provide PerformancePoint services to the SharePoint Farm     YES
Secure Store Service Allows Single sign on to access multiple applications and services   YES YES
State Service Provide temp storage for user session   YES YES
Usage and Health Data Collection Gather user and health data from the farm and show via reports YES YES YES
User Profile Service Application Allows for My Site websites, user profile pages, social tagging, and additional social computing features   YES YES
Visio Graphics Service Views and refresh published visio 2010 diagrams in web browser     YES
Web Analytics Service Application Provides web analytic data   YES YES
Word Automation Services Converts bulk document conversion   YES YES
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Setting Service Allow for multitenant functionality YES YES YES
Search Service Application Crawls the SharePoint Sites and contents, indexes the data and services search queries   YES YES

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