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Beginning SharePoint® 2007: Building Team Solutions with MOSS 2007 by Shane Perran, Amanda Murphy

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1.2. Comparing WSS and SharePoint

Many organizations struggle with understanding which of the SharePoint products is most appropriate for their needs. The following sections identify some differences between the products and usage scenarios for each. While this book has been written to specifically review SharePoint from the perspective of SharePoint, the following section discusses some comparisons between WSS and SharePoint. To start you off, you should remember the following:

  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, often referred to as WSS, has the core document management and collaboration platform features. With WSS, the average information user can build web-based business applications without numerous technical resources. Because WSS is available free to the Windows Server 2003 system, deploying web-based applications has never been easier. This is largely because of templates and existing site modules that allow users to add documents, images, and information via a simple form rather than by using code. You can create a new site based on an existing template in just a few seconds. Windows SharePoint Services is also tightly integrated with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook so users can create and share content using a familiar, comfortable environment.

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, often referred to as MOSS 2007, is the nexus of the Microsoft Office system. It delivers the robust, enterprise-targeted features of SharePoint Products and Technologies, which accelerate ...

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