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MOSS Explained: An Information Worker’s Deep Dive into Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by John Ross, Nicola Young

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What Exactly Is SharePoint?

Trying to define SharePoint in a short definition is not an easy task. According to Wikipedia, “SharePoint is a browser-based collaboration and document management platform from Microsoft.” The important word in that sentence is “platform.” The term SharePoint refers to both Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS).

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Wss)

Often referred to as a free product. WSS is licensed as part of Windows Server; as long as the user has a client access license (CAL) for Windows Server, he has a license for WSS. WSS is a platform for building Web-based solutions. WSS provides a long list of features including but not limited to the following:

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