I'm working on a small application in VB express 2008 which I would like it to access the shared documents on a sharepoint, create a folder, copy several files from one folder to the newly created one (basically doing a backup), etc.

The bigges problem I have found is that the machines were I want the app to run (and where I'm coding it) don't have sharepoint installed so I can't access the class sharepoint which would make everything easier (I guess). Anyway looking through the net I found out about web services and referencing them on your project to gain access to several sharepoint functions.

I would like to know how to use these web services to complete the actions I mentioned before.

Thanks in advance.