Windows SharePoint Services is a Web-based portal application that enables collaboration among members of teams, workgroups, or small departments. Windows SharePoint Service’s out-of-the-box features include document and form sharing libraries, announcements, image galleries, links, contact and task lists, discussion groups, and surveys. Windows SharePoint Services is a no-charge add-on to Windows Server 2003 and doesn’t require client access licenses (CALs). Another Windows SharePoint Services selling point is management simplicity, which enables users to set up and administer their own sites.
Windows SharePoint Services has a site-based security system based on the following four groups: