In this chapter, you learned that:
MOSS is more advanced (and, therefore, more complicated to install) than WSS.
MOSS has a different type of SQL Express database compared to WSS, which is limited to 4 GB.
Targeting of information on the portal site.
Global searching, both inside SharePoint and outside.
My Site is used both as a personal web site for the user and to describe the user's properties, such as the e-mail address, phone numbers, department, picture, and much more.
The license model for MOSS is based on the edition selected, Standard or Enterprise; the number of MOSS servers; and number of client access licenses (CAL) that can access MOSS.
Even if you only read information in the portal site, you will need a separate CAL.
MOSS can use MS SQL Server 2005 or 2000.
MOSS can use a local or remote database. A local database can be either SQL Express or MS SQL Server 2000/2005.
You learned the following definitions:
Stand-alone: MOSS with a local SQL Express.
Single-Server: MOSS with a local MS SQL Server 2000/2005.
Front-End Server: A server that has MOSS binaries installed and running one or more of the MOSS roles.
Back-End Server: A server running MS SQL, used by MOSS for storing data.
Small farm: MOSS with a remote server running MS SQL Server 2000/2005.
Large and medium farm: A MOSS configuration with two or more MOSS servers running one or more roles, such as the Web, Index and Search roles.
The Web service: The service responsible for contact with the user ...