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What is Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services? How is it related to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007?

Windows SharePoint Services is the solution that enables you to create Web sites for information sharing and document collaboration. Windows SharePoint Services -- a key piece of the information worker infrastructure delivered in Microsoft Windows Server 2003ice system and other desktop applications, and it serves as a platform for application development. Office SharePoint Server 2007 builds on top of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to provide additional capabilities including collaboration, portal, search, enterprise content management, business process and forms, and business intelligence.

What is Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server?
SharePoint Portal Server is a portal server that connects people, teams, and knowledge across business processes. SharePoint Portal Server integrates information from various systems into one secure solution through single sign-on and enterprise application integration capabilities. It provides flexible deployment and management tools, and facilitates end-to-end collaboration through data aggregation, organization, and searching. SharePoint Portal Server also enables users to quickly find relevant information through customization and personalization of portal content and layout as well as through audience targeting.

What is Microsoft Windows Services?
Microsoft Windows Services is the engine that allows administrators to create Web sites for information sharing and document collaboration. Windows SharePoint Services provides additional functionality to the Microsoft Office System and other desktop applications, as well as serving as a plat form for application development. SharePoint sites provide communities for team collaboration, enabling users to work together on documents, tasks, and projects. The environment for easy and flexible deployment, administration, and application development.

What is the relationship between Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server and Microsoft Windows Services?
Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies (including SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services) deliver highly scalable collaboration solutions with flexible deployment and management tools. Windows SharePoint Services provides sites for team collaboration, while Share Point Portal Server connects these sites, people, and business processes—facilitating knowledge sharing and smart organizations. SharePoint Portal Server also extends the capabilities of Windows SharePoint Services by providing organizational and management tools for SharePoint sites, and by enabling teams to publish information to the entire organization.

Who is Office SharePoint Server 2007 designed for?
SharePoint is fundamentally designed for information workers, but it is designed in such a way that it assists a wide spectrum of users and support staff. Key stakeholders are:

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business users, business administrators, IT administrators, IT developers.

The true beauty of SharePoint is the way that conduct of tasks can be devolved to the lowest possible level:    many tasks can be achieved by business users without IT support; if a business user cannot perform a function, then in many cases a business administrator can assist; in the unlikely even that a business administrator cannot perform the task, then there is a large world-wide community that has developed thousands of 'add-ins' and web-parts that can be easily installed by an IT administrator; in the even more unlikely event that a ready-made 'add-in' is not available, then SharePoint provides a highly structured environment for developers.

SharePoint also provides a framework which is designed to simplify IT development and ongoing administration, in the first instance developers should endeavour to:    develop as a web-part in order to preserve all other site functionality without losing the ability for business users to maintain the site; if the desired functionality cannot be developed as a web-part, then SharePoint provides a range of other (reversible) development options; the option for business users to reset components to the 'site definition' is invaluable and great caution should be exercised when making changes that alter components at this level; generally, (perhaps only as a last resort) is it rarely necessary to customise SharePoint in such a way that the full set of default functionality is altered.


What are the main benefits of Office SharePoint Server 2007?
Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides a single integrated platform to manage intranet, extranet, and Internet applications across the enterprise.  Business users gain greater control over the storage, security, distribution, and management of their electronic content, with tools that are easy to use and tightly integrated into familiar, everyday applications. Organizations can accelerate shared business processes with customers and partners across organizational boundaries using InfoPath Forms Services–driven solutions. Information workers can find information and people efficiently and easily through the facilitated information-sharing functionality and simplified content publishing. In addition, access to back-end data is achieved easily through a browser, and views into this data can be personalized. Administrators have powerful tools at their fingertips that ease deployment, management, and system administration, so they can spend more time on strategic tasks. Developers have a rich platform to build a new class of applications, called Office Business Applications, that combine powerful developer functionality with the flexibility and ease of deployment of Office SharePoint Server 2007. Through the use of out-of-thebox application services, developers can build richer applications with less code.

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How does SharePoint empower business users?

in order to do such things as maintain some control over different site collections.. as well as turn on or off global features. Thus.  SharePoint also empowers users at the administration level. It is normal for users to be given the ability to alter "site settings". many companies will find that the only IT support they require is to install "addons" from the SharePoint user community to their SharePoint server. A change log is still suggested. These user changes can then be saved as a personal view. Deployment of additional web-parts or "add-ons" generally requires specialist server administrator skills to deploy. For this reason. all of the functionality listed above can generally be supported without the need for significant levels of governance. The beauty of SharePoint is that it is only at this point that IT support is really required. this includes such things as adding. perhaps their department or division. SharePoint gives the business user/ or team the ability to create a "site" that is highly customised for their particular needs without any need for IT support or development tools. [edit] .. Indeed. there is no requirement for change control. It is also common for selected expert users to be appointed as "Site Collection Administrators" in order to facilitate the management of multiple sites which are called a site collection. However. All of the functions listed above can normally be managed by business users and do not require IT support. SharePoint is ideal for work-teams or project-teams that need to collaborate on a defined task. then SharePoint provides a very strong set of tools and an excellent framework for developers. because there is no coding. In effect.SharePoint is a set of powerful technologies that provide a large range of functions to users and administrators without the need to engage IT or developers. and change the default view for all users. A user with "Full Control" can add additional web-parts. This is particularly useful because it allows users to create pages which contain the information that is relevant to them and it allows users to hide information (eg information that does not relate to their department or role). Some central governance is normally suggested. to maintain user groups. And even then. This is particularly helpful for large lists of information and gives users the ability to filter large lists of information to only show the information that is relevant to them. all users can personalise their user experience. all users can also create custom personal views in SharePoint. users can self-serve with a minimum of IT support. a user with "Full Control" over a site can create a rich user experience for the group of users that are using the particular site without any IT support or development skills. testing or development protocols. if (and many would say only if) the standard set of functions is insufficient. By default. to share common infrastructure and to ensure that sites are managed through their lifecycle. All of these functions are managed by SharePoint through the SharePoint user interface. Once the basic SharePoint service is deployed. The "Site Collection Administration" function also allows selected users to view all deleted items across an entire site. this is done by nominating one or more users to have "Full Control" of the user experience for any site. removing or updating web-parts on any web-part page. Business users can achieve a lot in SharePoint without writing a line of code or using development tools like Microsoft SharePoint Designer or similar development tools. and additional functionality is required. customise web-parts by adding metadata.  By default. No coding is required.

[edit] Can I download information directly from a SharePoint site to a personal digital assistant (PDA)? . included as part of Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007. sharing. the usage rights are different. discussion groups. [edit] How do I invite users to join a Windows SharePoint Services Site? Is the site secure? SharePoint-based Web sites can be password-protected to restrict access to registered users. and tasks. Features such as the document panel and the ability to publish to Excel Services will only be enabled when using Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007or Office Enterprise 2007. it is recommended that you use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet sites which does not require the purchase client access licenses. If you are creating an Internet. including . the site administrator can restrict certain members' roles by assigning different permission levels to view post and edit.doc. and applications must be accessible to nonemployees. Microsoft Office Groove 2007. calendars. if you are using Microsoft Office XP. Excel Services will only work with documents saved in the new Office Excel 2007 file format (XLSX). [edit] What suites of the 2007 Microsoft Office system work with Office SharePoint Server 2007? Office Outlook 2007 provides bidirectional offline synchronization with SharePoint document libraries. you can save documents directly to your Windows SharePoint Services site. Websites hosted using an “Internet sites” edition can only be used for Internet facing websites and all content. who are invited to join via e-mail. or collaborating on content which is solely for internal use only. facing website. . or Extranet.What is the difference between Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet sites and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007? Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet sites and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 have identical feature functionality. contacts. In addition.pdf. See the previous section on licensing for more information on the usage scenarios. will enable bidirectional offline synchronization with SharePoint document libraries. [edit] Can I post any kind of document? You can post documents in many formats. In addition. information. While the feature functionality is similar. such as an Intranet Portal scenario.htm and . Websites hosted using an “Internet sites” edition cannot be accessed by employees creating.

[edit] Can I create custom templates? Yes you can.wss. Supplier 3 Customers . you can exchange contact information lists with Microsoft Outlook. Preformatted forms let you and your team members contribute to the site by filling out lists. [edit] How can I make my site public? By default. [edit] How do I make my site non-restricted? . for example:   http://yoursitename.com/finance http://yoursitename. events.bcentral. e-mail or any other marketing material. hydraulics Projects . Remember: Under each parent Web site.Supplier 1. However. Customer B. lawyer's office etc. old clients Suppliers . tasks. For example:         Departments .Trey Research.finance. marketing. property B The URLs for each will be. enable anonymous access for the entire site. Standard forms include announcements. You can have templates for business plans. you can create up to 10 sub-sites each with unique permissions. If you want your site to be a public Web site. These Web sites are ideal for information and knowledge intensive sites and/or sites where you need to have shared Web workspace. [edit] How long does it take to set up the initial team Web site? It only takes a few minutes to create a complete Web site. IT Products .Retention team. mechanical. discussions and links. Department of Transportation. Then you can give out your URL to anybody in your business card.property A. The URL for your Web site will be: http:// yoursitename. contacts.com Hence.wss. doctor's office.electrical.new clients. Customer C Real estate . [edit] How do the sub sites work? You can create a sub site for various categories.wss. settings and security rights.bcentral. all sites are created private.No you cannot.com/marketing You can keep track of permissions for each team separately so that access is restricted while maintaining global access to the parent site. Supplier 2. BPR team Clients . FDA Team .Customer A. please take special care to name your site.bcentral. surveys.

But very soon we will be making this available for all our SharePoint site customers.Anyone who has used a Web program like Hotmail can use it Faster deployment Can I ask users outside of my organization to participate in my Windows SharePoint Services site? Yes. 3. Simply add users via their e-mail alias and assign permissions such as Reader or Contributor.  Login as an administrator Click on site settings Click on Go to Site Administration Click on Manage anonymous access Choose one of the three conditions on what Anonymous users can access:    Entire Web site Lists and libraries Nothing Default condition is nothing. [edit] What are picture libraries? Picture libraries allow you to access a photo album and view it as a slide show or thumbnails or a film strip.ready to start from the word go No IT resources . one that is on an in-house server?     [edit] No hardware investment.If you want your site to have anonymous access enabled (i. [edit] Can I get domain name for my Web site? Unfortunately. lower costs No software to download . category.. i. The default conditions allow you to create a secure site for your Web site. 4. we suggest you go ahead and set up your site and create content for it. Meanwhile. your site has restricted access. no. You can manage this process using the Administration Site Settings. You can have separate folder for each event. you want to treat it like any site on the Internet that does not ask you to provide a user name and password to see the content of the site). Please keep checking this page for further update on this.e. At this point. etc [edit] What are the advantages of a hosted SharePoint vs. 2. we don't offer domain names for SharePoint sites. [edit] Are there any IT requirements or downloads required to set up my SharePoint site? .e. 5. follow these simple steps: 1.

microsoft.Has read-only access to the Web site. we will send a confirmation to the email address you provided.).g.Can add content to existing document libraries and lists. French.Has full control of the Web site. Security related hot-fixes are rapidly deployed into the environment to address current threats.5 with Service Pack 2. [edit] Are there any browser recommendations? Yes. Internet Explorer 6. German.msn. Dutch. [edit] What is the difference between an Internet and an intranet site? An internet site is a normal site that anyone on the internet can access (e. Finnish. These include: Arabic. You do not need to download any code or plan for any IT support. Microsoft recommends using the following browsers for viewing and editing Windows SharePoint Services sites: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. Danish.com.     [edit] Reader . Hebrew. You can set up a site for your company that can be accessed by .Can create lists and document libraries and customize pages in the Web site. Administrator . Web Designer . Netscape Navigator 6.01 with Service Pack 2. Are there any restrictions or requirements for accessing the Windows SharePoint Services? No. intrusion detection. Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. [edit] What security levels are assigned to users? Security levels are assigned by the administrator who is adding the user. The Microsoft operation center team tests and deploys software updates in order to maintain the highest level of security and software reliability. Spanish and Swedish. Contributor . Software hot-fixes and service packs are tested and deployed based on their priority and level of risk.2 or later. Once you have successfully signed up and your site has been provisioned. [edit] I am located outside of the United States. There are no system or bandwidth limitations for international trial users.No. A comprehensive software validation activity ensures software stability through regression testing prior to deployment. etc. How secure are Windows SharePoint Services sites hosted by Microsoft? Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Technical security measures provide firewall protection. Portuguese (Brazilian).com. Italian. and web-publishing rules.. Polish. www. www. There are four levels by default and additional levels can be composed as necessary. Japanese. Simply complete the online signup process and provide us your current and correct email address. Additionally language packs have been installed which allow users to set up sub-webs in languages other than English.

Additional roles can be defined by the administrator.Has read-only access to the Web site. or by creating a calendar with a view for each user . this is discouraged. [edit] Can each user have access to their own calendar? Yes there are two ways to do this. Can more than one person use the same login? If the users sharing that login will have the same permissions and there is no fear of them sharing a password. They need to have a login and password that was assigned to them when they were added to the site by the site administrator. can only be accessed by people who are members of a specific network. lists and document libraries. An intranet (or internal network).Can create lists and document libraries and customize pages in the Web site. [edit] What is a workspace? A site or workspace is when you want a new place for collaborating on Web pages. Web Designer . though hosted on a Web site. collaborate on a document or prepare for a meeting. For example. then yes. Otherwise.   [edit] by creating a calendar for each user. Each user can be given any of four default roles. [edit] What are the various kinds of roles the users can have? A user can be assigned one of the following roles     [edit] Reader . Contributor . you can have additional sub webs that can optionally have their own permissions. business rules and has increasingly become a common tool in larger organizations. An intranet is becoming more and more the preferred method for employees to interact with each other and the central departments in an organization. whether or not the organization has a Web presence. you might create a site to manage a new team or project.Can add content to existing document libraries and lists. The internet is used for public presence and a primary marketing tool managed typically by web programmers and a system administrator.anyone without any user name and password. not to documents themselves.Has full control of the Web site. Administrator . However. Theintranet is commonly used as an internal tool for giving employees access to company information. Content is driven by business relevance. [edit] How customizable is the user-to-user access? User permissions apply to an entire Web.

create personal views.asp.de/en/products/pages/sharepoint-businessdata-list-connector. calendars. You can apply a theme. Also. [edit] What types of files can I upload / post to the site? The only files restricted are those ending with the following extensions: . utilize standard usage reports. [edit] Can SharePoint be linked to an external data source? SharePoint data can be opened with Access and Excel as an external data source. Survey and Document Library Web Parts to a page. etc.ida. Thus. connect Web Parts and more. and integrate automatic Web content. you can use Microsoft FrontPage 2003.idq. page views. To fully customize your site.How many files can I upload? There is no restriction in place except that any storage consumed beyond that provided by the base offering may have an additional monthly charge associated with them. no content that violates the terms of service may be uploaded or posted to the site.layer2.asa. But 3rd pary software can do this for you: http://www. and also use FrontPage to create photo galleries and top ten lists. [edit] Can I customize my Windows SharePoint Services site? YES! Windows SharePoint Services makes updating sites and their content from the browser easier then ever. . change logos.idc. The BDC also allows connecting to data via Web Services. [edit] Will Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 run on a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows? . . Microsoft reserves the right to add additional file types to this listing at any time. Specifically. . SharePoint can be referenced as an external data source. you can use FrontPage themes and shared borders. SharePoint includes tools that let you create custom lists. . Or you can link lists directly qith sql queries in the list settings using the BDLC found here: http://bit.ly/p30tJ . SharePoint itself cannot reference an external data source. add List.aspx [edit] Can SharePoint be linked to a SQL database? SharePoint 2007 Portal Server (MOSS2K7) allows connections to SQL based datasources via the Business Data Catalog (BDC).

and respond proactively to business events. Share knowledge and simplify working with others within and across organizational boundaries. Empower IT to make a strategic impact. knowledge. processes. Office SharePoint Server 2007 capabilities can help improve organizational effectiveness by connecting people. enable better-informed decisions. Comprehensively manage and control unstructured content like Microsoft Office documents. extranet. Increase responsiveness of IT to business needs and reduce the number of platforms that have to be maintained by supporting all the intranet. Portable Document Format file (PDF) files. Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides these capabilities in an integrated server offering. and Web applications across the enterprise with one integrated platform. so your organization doesn't have to integrate fragmented technology solutions itself.0. Office Forms Server 2007. Improve business insight. and project experience.Windows SharePoint Services 3. Find information and expertise wherever they are located. deploying. and managing enterprise intranet portals. Web pages. and divisional portal sites. [edit] What are the advanced features of MOSS 2007?          User Interface (UI) and navigation enhancements Document management enhancements The new Workflow engine Office 2007 Integration New Web Parts New Site-type templates Enhancements to List technology Web Content Management Business Data Catalog . and e-mail messages. and Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search will support 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003. and information. Streamline business processes that are a drain on organizational productivity. Find and share information more simply. [edit] How Office SharePoint Server 2007 can help you? Office SharePoint Server 2007 can help us: Manage content and streamline processes. The portal components make it easier to connect to people within the organization who have the right skills. Office SharePoint Server 2007. Monitor your business. [edit] What are the features that the portal components of Office SharePoint Server 2007 include? The portal components of Office SharePoint Server 2007 include features that are especially useful for designing. corporate Internet Web sites.

Increased relevance of search results. Connect people with information and expertise. New features provide:      [edit] A consistent and familiar search experience. . business document processing. [edit] Write the features of the search component of Office SharePoint Server 2007? The search component of Office SharePoint Server 2007 has been significantly enhanced by this release of SharePoint Products and Technologies. and role-based granular access controls. policy management. and support for multilingual publishing. Help meet regulatory requirements through comprehensive control over content. Web content management and publishing. Simplify organization-wide access to both structured and unstructured information across disparate systems. records management.       [edit] Search enhancements Report Center Records Management Business Intelligence and Excel Server Forms Server and InfoPath The “Features” feature Alternate authentication providers and Forms-based authentication What are the features of the new Content management in Office SharePoint 2007? The new and enhanced content management features in Office SharePoint Server 2007 fall within three areas:    Document management Records management Web content management Office SharePoint Server 2007 builds on the core document management functionality provided by Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. What are the benefits of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007?       Provide a simple. metadata. including check in and check out. SharePoint Team Services provides a powerful text-based search feature that helps you find documents and information fast. Effectively manage and repurpose content to gain increased business value. versioning. Organizations can use this functionality to deliver enhanced authoring. familiar. and consistent user experience. Boost employee productivity by simplifying everyday business activities. Ability to index and search data in line-of-business applications and Improved manageability and extensibility. [edit] Does a SharePoint Web site include search functionality? Yes. New functions to search for people and expertise.

Will SharePoint Portal Server and Team Services ever merge? The products will come together because they are both developed by the Office team.    [edit] Accelerate shared business processes across organizational boundaries. For more information. By creating a custom security policy. and Internet applications across the enterprise.NET and the CLR to provide assemblies installed in the BIN directory with sufficient permissions. The following table outlines the implications and requirements for each option. For more information. An assembly can operate with a unique policy that meets the minimum permission requirements for the assembly. see "How do I create a custom policy file?" Recommended approach. Enable people to make better-informed decisions by presenting business-critical information in one central location. integrated platform to manage intranet. Share business data without divulging sensitive information. Install your assemblies in the GAC . Option Pros Cons Increase the trust level for the entire virtual server. Therefore. the code must be ensured that provides error handling in the event that required permissions are not available. This option affects all assemblies used by the virtual server. In a development environment. Requires the most configuration of all three options. you can ensure the destination server can run your Web Parts. This option is most secure. [edit] What does partial trust mean the Web Part developer? If an assembly is installed into the BIN directory. extranet. This option is least secure. increasing the trust level allows you to test an assembly with increased permissions while allowing you to recompile assemblies directly into the BIN directory without resetting IIS. Otherwise. [edit] How can I raise the trust level for assemblies installed in the BIN directory? Windows SharePoint Services can use any of the following three options from ASP. see "Setting the trust level for a virtual server" Easy to implement. Web Parts may not work once installed on the destination server. Create a custom policy file for your assemblies. Provide a single. unhandled security exceptions may cause the Web Part to fail and may affect page rendering on the page where the Web Part appears. There is no guarantee the destination server has the required trust level.

4. but the sharepoint database or logs cannot be stored there. 6. 9. Assemblies installed in the GAC are available to all virtual servers and applications on a server running Windows SharePoint Services. This grants Full trust to your assembly without affecting the trust level of assemblies installed in the BIN directory. 10. SS doesn't have anything as advanced as that. 8. This could represent a potential security risk as it potentially grants a higher level of permission to your assembly across a larger scope than necessary In a development environment. 2. This option is less secure. [edit] SPS and STS on same machine Tree view of Categories and Folders General Discussion Web Part Personalization of Dashboards Role Customization Email to say WHY a document has been rejected for Approval More ways to customize the interface Backup and restore an individual Workspaces Filter for Visio Better way to track activity on SPS Ability to Save as from Adobe to space on My Network Places Why Sharepoint is not a viable solution for enterprise wide deployments? Planning an enterprise deployment using SharePoint features is a very difficult task unless you can establish a Service Oriented Architecture. [edit] What would you like to see in the next version of SharePoint? A few suggestions: 1. 11. [edit] Does SharePoint work with NFS? Yes and no. you must reset IIS every time you recompile assemblies. 3. using AD for managing security with well defined . The biggest difference would be SPS document management features which also integrate with web folders and MS Office. SPS uses digital dashboard technology which provides a nice interface for creating web parts and showing them on dashboards (pages). Licensing issues may arise due to the global availability of your assembly. It can crawl documents on an NFS volume. 5. 7. [edit] How is SharePoint Portal Server different from the Site Server? Site Server has search capabilities but these are more advanced using SharePoint.Easy to implement.

so if you right click a published document from within the web folders. a quad Xeon machine with 4GB of RAM works great for a document management server that has about 900.000 document.000. If you want to do this in code: strURL = "url of the last published version" Set oVersion = New PKMCDO. you need to plan your deployment right and it should scale for you. Sounds reasonable.DLL. which contains the url to the old versions in the shadow.KnowledgeVersion Set prmRs = oVersion.roles based information access(EISA). For example. approval. and can crawl multiple content sources. STS is easier to manage and much better for a team environment where there is not much Document Management going on. [edit] How Does SharePoint work? The browser sends a DAV packet to IIS asking to perform a document check in. If you have < 750. check-out. Because of the existence of this command. etc. [edit] What are the actual advantages of SharePoint Portal Services (SPS) over SharePoint Team Services (STS)? SharePoint Portal Services (SPS) has MUCH better document management.000 . perform the operation and send the results back to the user in the form of XML. who in turn processes the packet and uses EXOLEDB to access the WSS.000.000 users. You can have many different servers crawl content sources and have separate servers searching and serving the content. parses the packet and sees that it has the proprietary INVOKE command. SPS should scale just fine for your needs with the proper planning. but if you need to store 50. PKMDASL. but scales great within a single server. or they are very scaled back. Document management does not scale beyond a single server. [edit] .VersionHistory(strURL) Set oVersion = Nothing prmRS will contain a recordset. or where Document Management is crucial.000 documents per server and fewer than 4 content sources and fewer than 50. go to properties and then the third tab.1. [edit] How do I open an older version of a document? Normally. If you are using your server as a portal and search server most for the most part it scales great. If you need a scenario like this. it just does not right out of the box. all previous versions are located in the shadow. STS does not have these features. although it seems difficult to deploy with the tools limitations in document storage.000 document and want to have them all in one single workspace then it does not scale at all. subscriptions. an ISAPI DLL. STS cannot.exe. publishing. versions you can view older versions. It has check-in. categories. the packet is passed off to msdmserv. SPS is better for an organization. SharePoint Portal Services (SPS) has a better search engine. versioning.

followed by W3SVC. XSL and SOAP.development. You must start MSExchangeIS first. but SharePoint does it for you. 2. DDSC. but every time they click a button or a link. Or add files by dragging them in individually or in bulk. Windows. a lot has to happen behind the scenes to do what they want to do quickly and powerfully. the web's medium. SharePoint is a great example of how the Internet Platform can be extended and integrated into an existing well adopted technology. [edit] What is SharePoint from an Administration Perspective? Administering SharePoint mainly consists of setting it up. . which is much easier than you expect. like Hotmail. What is SharePoint from a Technical Perspective? Technically SharePoint illustrates neatly what Microsoft's . These are XML.   [edit] microsoft. “stop sign” symbols appear under the Default Web Site folder of the Internet Information Services console in Microsoft Management Console (MMC).Why do the workspace virtual directories show the error “stop sign” symbol in the IIS snap-in? If World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC) starts before Microsoft Exchange Information Store (MSExchangeIS). The MSExchangeIS service starts automatically.portalserver. ADSC. parameters over HTTP. Accessing this Web storage system and the server itself is also done using technologies like ADO. SharePoint is an application written to let a user access a web accessible directory tree called the Web Storage System. [edit] What newsgroups are available? There are two.NET). and then organizing the files better by giving them categories or other metadata.sharepoint.portalserver and microsoft. Change the Startup type for W3SVC to Manual. 3. Microsoft has previously made accessing stuff on a PC easier.net strategy is all about: integrating Windows with the Web. This is done either through the Web interface or through the SharePoint Client: a program what means you can access SharePoint as a Web folder and then right-click files to select options like "edit profile". LDAP. SharePoint was written with a set of technologies that allow the programmer to pass data. which can be just dragging and dropping in whole directory structures and files. PKMCDO. More on these later. adding the content. Complete the following steps to prevent the stop signs from appearing each time you restart: 1. to name a few I understand the basics of! To the user it looks easy. Restart the server. CDO.public. There is a dependency between the local paths of the SharePoint Portal Server virtual directories and the MSExchangeIS. Start W3SVC.sharepoint. (Windows) then on a network (NT) and now on the web (. functions. Not as easy as you might think.public.

it's a great way to get stuff up on the web for users with average technical skills. you can create a web part that displays that content. change documents & delete documents. can be made available for people to be able to view from Outlook without having to go to a web browser.Setting the security is also important. versioning and being managed through a workflow. its size. Thus. These can then be used to find the document through SharePoint's Search facility. You’ll want to look at content sources and indexing in Sharepoint administration. these documents are now available for discussion. Users can be grouped and the groups given access privileges to help manage this better. The key here is to add ? cmd=contents to the end of the url if you don’t want the navigator pane on the left. The user visits the SharePoint Portal web page. but you could make the home page for that PST be the Sharepoint site for easier viewing. It’s read-only. collaboration. for whom. So you add the Page Viewer web part to a page and point it at that URL. Hence the name "Share-Point". http://exchangeserver/Public/IT/Helpdesk will display the IT/Helpdesk public folder via OWA. such as: who wrote it. Also SharePoint has 3 Roles that a User or Group can be given on a particular item.e. etc. Even documents not "in" SharePoint can be included in the search engine's index so they become part of the portal. Details about the document can be saved too. either NT4 or Active Directory (or both in mixed mode) you can give users access to files/folders the same way as you do in standard Windows. when. [edit] Displaying Public Folders in a web part Since exchange web-enables public folders. [edit] Searching Public Folders With SPS you can index Exchange’s public folders with the search engine so that all that precious public folder content is searchable. Another nice thing about OL2K3 is that you can compare these calendars with others side by side. company meeting schedule. Readers can see the item (i. Authors can see and edit items and coordinators can set security privileges for the part of the system they have control over. IE. Through this Portal. and they could manage who can do what within that area only. [edit] . For example. but not want too much collaboration. [edit] What is SharePoint from a Users Perspective? From a Users perspective SharePoint is a way of making documents and folders on the Windows platform accessible over the web. using NT accounts. All in all. The link to outlook feature seems more to be where some can public a calendar. document/file or folder) but not change it. category or target audience. [edit] What are the various Sharepoint 2003 and Exchange integration points? [edit] Link to Outlook This is a button on contacts or events lists that lets Outlook 2003 add a pst file named Sharepoint Folders and it links to the data on the site. and version. and for administrators to manage the content. and from there they can add documents. a holiday schedule. you could set 12 different coordinators for 12 different folder trees.

A floating toolbar with two buttons will open. tasks) and put them into the page. MOSS 2007 allows people. Believe me. If you have three or more documents open. which are themselves very basic. are not available from inside Office XP.. Open two documents.. The SmartPart Web Part project template for Visual Studio allows developers to create quickly a project which contains the base infrastructure to: * write a web user control (ASCX) * wrap the user control in a SmartPart instance * generate a SharePoint Solution file (WSP) for easy deployment * generate a setup package for a wizard driven installation [edit] Can SharePoint compare two document versions? "In Word 2003. contacts. Extranet and Internet sites.g.0. select the Compare Side By Side command... multi-file upload only works when you have office 2003 installed. Then. If the button on the left is selected." [edit] What are the integration differences between SPS 2003 and the various Office versions? SPS webpage can detect you have installed the Office 2003 and run local dll to implement some SPS function.... from the Window menu of one of them. Word will scroll both documents at the same time..but that’s really just putting a bit of SPS 2001 on the server. SharePoint Server . You will get guys telling you that you can integrate with SPSv2 if you install a backwards compatible document library . check-in. you can compare documents side by side. If you have only two documents open. you'll have to select which document to compare with the current file. Sharepoint interview questions What is SharePoint? SharePoint is Microsofts enterprise information portal. teams and expertise to connect and collaborate. inbox..... or even from the context menu in Windows Explorer. Press the button on the right side of the toolbar to return to where the cursor was located when you started comparing. e. Read answer What is Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server? Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is a collaborative enterprise portal that is built upon WSS 3.Smart web parts Some of the web parts that come with SPS allow you to add a web part to a page that actually takes the users outlook info (calendar. It can be configured to run Intranet. Integration with Office XP is gone.. the command will automatically choose to compare them. Unlike WSS. check-out.

.... modules of process management..NET 2.enterprise search ..... Read answer MOSS interview questions . SharePoint lets these be stored centrally...0 application....... CAML is used to define tables in the Windows SharePoint Services database during site provisioning...... information stores and documents. Basic.. Read answer What is CAML? CAML stands for Collaborative Application Mark-up Language.comprehensive content management . So instead of having them shared via emails..0 is the platform on which all SharePoint Products and Technologies are built. Read answer What is Windows SharePoint Services? Windows SharePoint Services 3.... The modes include: Anonymous.. to help improve organizational effectiveness with the help of providing .. Read answer How is security managed in SharePoint? Authentication SharePoint can run under various IIS modes to authenticate its users..........accelerating shared business processes .. search modules and a platform for document management. What is Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server? MS SharePoint Portal Server is an integrated suite from server side....... Read answer What is a SharePoint site definition? SharePoint sites consist of numerous Web pages................. Share Point can be used for web hosting web sites which access the shared workspaces.. just like an ASP.... 2009 at 15:50 AM by Vidya Sagar What is SharePoint? SharePoint: A collection of products and software elements which includes InternetExplorer based collaboration functions.posted on September 30.... projects and organizations.......is not...Microsoft office sharepoint server 2007 Sharepoint interview questions .. Integrated Windows or Certificates Authentication (over SSL). and host defined applications such as blogs. Read answer How is SharePoint Portal Server different from the Site Server? It becomes difficult to keep a track of the large amount of documents with the growth of companies. It is suitable for small teams.

Site Server: . LISP is the first CAML implementation. . application extensibility and interoperability for IT professionals.Content management. It also supports like a platform for the development of applications. Decision Meeting Workspace. How is SharePoint Portal Server different from the Site Server? SharePoint Portal Server: .Provides platform which includes server administration. Also read How to display information from data source in SharePoint site? Here. depending on the data values (a technique known as conditional formatting). product management. Every template on the web site tab of New dialog box is utilized a site definition. and Social Meeting Workspace etc.Manages websites with multiple technologies . Bank site and another site definition defines the Meeting workspaces like Basic Meeting Workspace. Then we will learn to filter and sort our data. Objective CAML is the current implementation of CAML. CAML Special Light is added a powerful module system to the core language. What is a SharePoint site definition? A SharePoint site definition is a combination of files which reside on the Web server and defines a unique SharePoint site.facilitating information sharing across boundaries . we will learn to apply nice formatting to data that is displayed on our page.. It provides additional functionality for MS Office system and other desktop applications.Web site creation for information sharing and document collaboration is treated as services by SharePoint Portal Server. The security is applicable throughout the organization. strictly evaluated. We will learn to do this by making use of Cascading Style Sheets. advertisement serving are some of the functionalities How is security managed in SharePoint? Share point uses digital dashboard technology that provides an interface for the purpose of creating web parts and making them appear them on dash boards. For example. which adds an object layer. and uses memory management automatically. What is Windows SharePoint Services? Creation of websites for information sharing and document collaboration will be enabled by Windows SharePoint Services. . CAML is statically typed. We will also learn how to format our data automatically. in addition to complete rewriting. one site definition defines the Team site. CAML Light was implemented in C. and how to split our data up into multiple pages. What is CAML? CAML is an acronym for Categorical Abstract Machine Language. order processing . use formulae to perform calculations.SharePoint server services are key information worker infrastructure that provides additional functionality to the MS Office system applications.

set the command object so it knows // to execute a stored procedure cmd.Parameters. custId)). // 2. create a command object identifying // the stored procedure SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand( "CustOrderHist".Add( new SqlParameter("@CustomerID".StoredProcedure. add parameter to command. which // will be passed to the stored procedure cmd. A way of passing a request between a chain of objects .Sending Parameters to Stored Procedures // 1.CommandType = CommandType. Design Patterns Creational Patterns Abstract Factory Builder Factory Method Prototype Singleton Creates an instance of several families of classes Separates object construction from its representation Creates an instance of several derived classes A fully initialized instance to be copied or cloned A class of which only a single instance can exist Structural Patterns Adapter Bridge Composite Decorator Facade Flyweight Proxy Match interfaces of different classes Separates an object’s interface from its implementation A tree structure of simple and composite objects Add responsibilities to objects dynamically A single class that represents an entire subsystem A fine-grained instance used for efficient sharing An object representing another object Behavioral Patterns Chain of Resp. conn). // 3.

At this stage. control properties are loaded with informat view state and control state. Postback event If the request is a postback. After that. Initialization During page initialization. providing a text writer that writes its output to the Outp the page's Response property. the pa whether the request is a postback or a new request and sets the IsPostBack property. During the rendering stag the Render method for each control. and is re discarded. sent to the client. Start In the start stage. Load During load. Unload The Unload event is raised after the page has been fully rendered. which sets the IsValid property of individual validator controls and of the Rendering Before rendering.Command Interpreter Iterator Mediator Memento Observer State Strategy Template Method Visitor Encapsulate a command request as an object A way to include language elements in a program Sequentially access the elements of a collection Defines simplified communication between classes Capture and restore an object's internal state A way of notifying change to a number of classes Alter an object's behavior when its state changes Encapsulates an algorithm inside a class Defer the exact steps of an algorithm to a subclass Defines a new operation to a class without change Stage Page request Description The page request occurs before the page life cycle begins. if the current request is a postback. the Validate metho handling controls is called. view state is saved for the page and all controls. The pag the UICulture property. If the current request is a postback data has not yet been loaded and control property values have not been restored to view state. page properties such as Request and Response are set. page properties such as Response and Request are unloaded and cle Page Event Typical Use . controls on the page are available and each control's UniqueID pr master page and themes are also applied to the page if applicable. At this point. When the page is requested by a u determines whether the page needs to be parsed and compiled (therefore beginning the life o whether a cached version of the page can be sent in response without running the page. control event handlers are called.

any values added to view state are lost across postbacks. View state controls to persist any values that are programmatically added to the ViewState collecti state tracking is turned on. The Page object calls the OnLoad method on the Page object.PreInit Raised after the start stage is complete and before the initialization stage begins. T individual controls occurs before the Init event of the page. Use this event to read or initialize control properties. Note If the request is a postback. check the IsValid property individual validation controls before performing any processing. Only one operation takes place betwe the Initand InitComplete events: tracking of view state changes is turned on. • Set the Theme property dynamically. The IsCallback and IsCrossPagePostBack properties have also been se • Create or re-create dynamic controls. . the values of the controls have not yet been restored f you set a control property at this stage. PreLoad Load Raised after the page loads view state for itself and all controls. The Load event of individual co the Load event of the page. InitComplete Raised at the end of the page's initialization stage. if the page contains validator controls. Use this event for the following: • Check the IsPostBack property to determine whether this is the first time the pag processed. Use this event to make changes to view state that you want to make sure are persisted af postback. Use the OnLoad event method to set properties in controls and to establish database con Control events Use these events to handle specific control events. its value might be overwritten in the next Init Raised after all controls have been initialized and any skin settings have been applied. Con on view state tracking immediately after they raise their Init event. Note In a postback request. LoadComplete Raised at the end of the event-handling stage. Use this event for tasks that require that all other controls on the page be loaded. • Set a master page dynamically. • Read or set profile property values. and then recursively does child control until the page and all controls are loaded. such as a Button control's Click even aTextBox control's TextChanged event. and after it processes po included with the Request instance.

The PreRender event of individual controls occurs after the PreRend page. use this event to do final cleanup work. so you do not need t the control in code. or finishing up logging or other request-specific tasks. PreRenderComplete Raised after each data bound control whose DataSourceID property is set calls its DataB more information. and then recursively doe each child control. For the page itself.NET Web server controls have a Render method that writes out the control's m the browser. Render This is not an event.NET Server Controls. A user control (an . Unload Raised for each control and then for the page.NET Web server cont markup.PreRender Raised after the Page object has created all controls that are required in order to render t child controls of composite controls. if your custom control incorporates only standard ASP.) The Page object raises the PreRender event on the Page object. Use the event to make final changes to the contents of the page or its controls before the begins. seeDev ASP. (To do this.ascx file) automatically incorporates rendering. SaveStateComplete Raised after view state and control state have been saved for the page and for all contro the page or controls at this point affect rendering. use this event to do final cleanup for specific controls. such as closing open files an connections. you do not need to override the Render method. but the changes will not be retrieved o postback. the Page object calls EnsureChildCont control and for the page. the Page object calls this metho All ASP. If you create a custom control. In controls. instead. you typically override this method to output the control's However. at this stage of processing. see Data Binding Events for Data-Bound Controls later in this topic. such as closing contr database connections. Note Stage Initialization of the page Loading of the View State processing of the Post back data Loading of Page Notification of PostBack Events/Method Page_Init LoadViewState LoadPostData Page_Load RaisePostDataChangedEvent . For more information.

. which can be invoked at later time.Handling of PostBack Event RaisePostBackEvent Pre Rendering of Page Page_PreRender Saving of view state SaveViewState Rendering of Page Page_Render Unloading of the Page Page_UnLoad delegate A delegate is a type-safe object that can point to another method (or possibly multiple methods) in the application.

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