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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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Why Use SharePoint?

Most businesses are looking for ways to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. To achieve these goals, companies are turning to technology for an answer and the hot buzzwords these days are “collaboration” and “portal.” Collaboration literally means: “To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.” Portal means: “A doorway, entrance, or gate, especially one that is large and imposing.” If you combine the two into a single term such as collaboration portal, you get a term that means an entrance to a place where people can work together in a joint intellectual effort. Sounds a little utopian, but this is exactly what MOSS is designed to do!

Before you and your colleagues sit around a campfire and sing “Kumbaya,” ...

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