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Features of Windows Sharepoint Services(WSS)

June 16, 2010 Comments off

Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 is enhanced and designed in order to deliver increased productivity by connecting people, documents and information. And also concentrates on getting more work done through sharing ideas and organize information in a better manner.

• Windows Sharepoint services 3.0 has improved UI with enhanced views and menus which helps in easy navigation of within the application and to the environment connected to the application. This feature reduces the cost involved in training resources newly introduced to the application.

• Windows Sharepoint services 3.0 is provided with Large list-indexing and cross list-indexing, these used along with specific list column properties will increase the capacity and performance and also creates a rich storage model.

• Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 provides custom field types, which could be added as required and recurring events generated in calendars are enhanced.

• Effective easy to use collaborative tools like creation of work spaces, coordinating with calendars, communication portals, wikis and blogs, effective way of organizing documents and efficient offline synchronizing capabilities.

• Easy document management, content recovery and enhanced security features enable to create users and groups with more sophisticated controls.

• Windows Sharepoint services 3.0 provide item level security which ensures more security to the company resources. Windows Sharepoint Services uses standard windows/ASP.Net form/Web SSO authentication methods appropriately. Then the user is checked whether is authorized or not and allowed UI is visible/actionable to the user depending on the access control. This is called UI trimming. This feature helps in reduced webpage clutter and also supports easy navigation.

• Windows Sharepoint services 3.0 provide enhanced features of foundation for development and customization of web based applications and the built on applications.

• A Windows Sharepoint service 3.0 has enhanced content storage allowing more types of content to be stored and data integrity features.

Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS)

June 1, 2010 Comments off

Windows Sharepoint Services is one of the components of Microsoft windows Server 2003. It is an efficient and powerful tool to manage documents, provide efficient collaboration environments, Content publishing and for organizing information. Windows Sharepoint Services and Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 together is termed as Microsoft Sharepoint products and Technologies.

WSS 3.0 architecture is designed in a way to provide scalability and reliability. Its logical architecture comprises of front end web servers, search server and a data base server. Some of the logical components are IIS application pools, web applications, content databases, site collections, sites, Host names site collections, server farms etc. These could be physically arranged as per the requirement.These components could be arranged in different ways depending on the evaluated tradeoffs and the sharing and isolation goals.

Usage of Windows sharepoint services:

1. WSS could be used by any business unit of any size in order to increase the efficiency and productivity. It helps people stay connected and access the necessary information with an ease across the geographic boundaries.
2. It puts up the foundation to the web based business applications and also provides robust administrative controls for storage management.
3. The web infrastructure is designed to give a cost-effective and collaborative environment with high-performance. WSS provide the ease and flex to adapt to the changing business and technical needs.

WSS are basically parts of web built into a webpage which can be accessed thorough browser. Windows Sharepoint services can be used effectively in association with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Access, Infopath etc.

Sharepoint- Technical and Non-Technical Overview

May 31, 2010 Comments off

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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