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Sharepoint- Technical and Non-Technical Overview

May 31, 2010

SharePoint at the Technical Front can be best described as :

A. Currently hosting multiple products:

1. Windows SharePoint Services 2003 and 2007(WSS)
2. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (SPS)
3. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS)

B. SQL Back-End servers of data feeding Web Front-End servers that render content.

C. Many complex technologies working together to create powerful, but easy to use tools.

Non-Technical Overview of SharePoint:

A. Web-based collaboration tool

B. SharePoint involves many complex technologies (SQL, IIS, and Office Client), it is designed to be easy-to-use and easy-to- understand.

C. Quick and easy way to create complex websites

D. Integrates with Office Applications

E. Flexible framework:

1. Short or long term data sharing
2. Private or public collaboration
3. Online or offline collaboration
4. Scalable

Some of the Common Uses and Solutions of SharePoint :

1. Team collaboration using several elements (Files, lists, surveys, discussions)

2. Publicly accessible presentation or “splash” page for information

3. Free form information sharing using Blog/Wikis

4. Access point for gathering data via survey or forms

5. Meeting Workspaces.

6. Personal Sites

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