Tuesday, April 28, 2009

MOSS Introduction for beginners

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 helps stream-line collaboration, shared business processes, content management, enterprise search, and data sharing. Whether you are working across departments, companies, or great distances, SharePoint Server 2007 lets you share information and work with others with great ease and complete security.

Custom Development needs for MOSS projects

  • .Net framework 3.0/3.5 depends on the user Requirement
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - used internally by MOSS
  • SharePoint designer

Key Features/Elements of MOSS

  • Enterprise Search
  • Business Intelligence by providing integration with Excel Services, SSRS, PPS etc
  • Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
  • Integration with MS office
  • Security at Site Collection level to list item level
  • Site templates available to create sites and Portals easily
  • Out of the box web parts available having custom functionality by simple configuration
  • Out of the box workflows like approval workflow for implementing custom functionality
  • Integration with Reporting tools like SSRS, BSM, PPS etc
  • Every features is scoped at a Farm, Web application, Site Collection and Web Level
  • Document Management, Policy Management and Auditing
  • Personalization and deployment
  • OOB event handlers at site, web and Item level for custom functionality
  • Site Manager, which replaces the Portal Site Map administration page, is a Web-based drag-and-drop tool for managing a SharePoint site’s navigation, security access, and general look and feel.
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 includes an LDAP pluggable provider for authenticating users of Office SharePoint Server 2007. This is in addition to the Active Directory provider included with Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Audience Targeting
  • Document collaboration
  • Wikis and Blogs
  • Really Simple Syndication (RSS) support
  • E-mail integration

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