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Beginning SharePoint® 2007 Administration: Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Göran Husman

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11.5. Summary

In this chapter you learned:

  • Follow the KISS design rule: "Keep it simple, stupid!"

  • Use WSS to build simple intranets that do not require advanced features like web content management, Global searching, Excel Services and Forms Service.

  • Use MOSS to make an advanced intranets with web content management.

  • Try to find out what the intranet will be used for — do not simply create a copy of the old intranet, but try to see what features in SharePoint that will help users work more easily and faster.

  • MOSS Enterprise Edition has 57 Web Parts by default, WSS has 8.

  • WSS does not have a RSS Feed Web Part, but you can configure the XML Web Part for this purpose.

  • Use the same site collection for all sites in your intranet, unless you have a good reason to create a new site collection, such as a demand for separate security settings.

  • The Web Content Management System (WCMS) in MOSS allows web content authors to update the production server directly, while still being able to use version history, workflows, and so on.

  • WCMS in MOSS is built on MS Content Management Server (MCMS), and has been extended with a lot of new features, such as workflows.

  • The News site in MOSS allows content authors to create news items with the same control as any web page, using WCMS.

  • The scheduling of News items is not enabled by default. It requires that the document library have Content Approval and Major and Minor Version history enabled.

  • The Site directory in MOSS makes it easy for a user to locate a specific ...

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