Developing Portals with Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003

To understand the role that SharePoint Portal Server plays in Enterprise architecture, you need to understand what a portal is. Consider a telecommunications provider, your phone company for instance. You typically have a home phone account with your provider. After you have developed a decent relationship with your provider and are satisfied with their services, you quickly will end up purchasing their additional products/services, such as wireless phones/services, wireless data service, long distance, DSL-based internet connectivity, probably additional lines, voice-mail system and so-on. With the advent of internet, self-service access to the services provided to you will be typically ...

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