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Pro SharePoint Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint, and Office 2007 by Susie Adams, Ed Hild

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Chapter 2. SharePoint Products and Technologies: Overview and New Features

SharePoint Products and Technologies is a term that is used to describe Microsoft's collaboration platform widely. More specifically, this term today refers to two distinct applications: Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). Windows SharePoint Services provides the foundation for the platform and is actually a component of the Windows Server 2003 operating system. It provides core functionality such as the ability to quickly provision collaboration sites, and a sophisticated document repository featuring collaboration necessities such as versioning, checkin/checkout, as well as a metadata system. Whereas WSS provides collaborative ...

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