Windows SharePoint Services 2007 (WSS 2007) is a collection of services for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 that can be used to share information, collaborate with other users via document libraries, blogs, wikis, and discussions, as well as provide the ability to create lists and Web part pages. In addition to off-the-shelf functionality, WSS 2007 is used as a development platform for creating collaboration and information-sharing applications. WSS is very popular and often virulently adopted at the department level in organizations because it is included at no additional charge with the purchase of Windows Server 2003 user licenses.
MOSS 2007 is built on top of WSS 2007 and therefore all WSS features are available in a MOSS deployment. Table 1.2 compares the two products from a feature perspective.
|Feature||Windows SharePoint Services 2007||Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007|
|Sites and documents roll-up Web part||X|
|Colleagues and memberships Web parts||X|
|Web part pages||X||X|
|Site and list templates||X||X|
|Configurable alerts to users and groups||X||X|
|Content review and approval||X||X|