Friday, November 21, 2008

WSS 3.0 vs MOSS 2007

WSS 3.0

  • Windows SharePoint Services (WSS3.0) comes free with Windows Server 2003.
  • WSS 3.0 offers all the standard site templates to build team sites, document workspaces, blank sites, blogs, wikis, and meeting workspaces.
  • WSS 3.0 can be used to create people and group lists.
  • You can integrate WSS 3.0 sites with Access 2007, Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, Word 2007 and PowerPoint 2007.
  • It also serves as a platform for application development. Including such IT resources as portals, team workspaces, e-mail, presence awareness, and Web based conferencing, Windows SharePoint Services enables users to locate distributed information quickly and efficiently, as well as connect to and work with others more productively.
  • Create Site Collection: Select template will give minimum options it's like Collaboration and Meetings.

MOSS 2007

  • MOSS is not free and it is installed on top of WSS 3.0.MOSS has both a server cost and a client access license (CAL) cost.
  • MOSS 2007 offers business intelligence features that allow you to track key performance indicators and build BI dashboards into your team site.
  • Moss is used as a super powerful content management system, which aims to provide content management, enterprise content services and enterprise search.
  • Workflow can also be integrated into MOSS 2007.
  • Moss also offers My Sites, which are individual mini-sites that can be set up to show who in your company you're connected to, what your tasks and skills are, your contact information, and more.MOSS 2007 is the portal system, comparable to SharePoint Portal Server 2003. It brings a wealth of built-in functionality and interoperability to a company's intranet over and above the functions of WSS 3.0.
  • Create Site Collection:Select template will give more options it's like Collaboration, Meetings, Enterprise, Custom and Publishing Only WSS 3.0

Advantages MOSS 2007 has over WSS 3.0:

  • Support User Profiles: Users could store profile information.
  • Site Manager: Provided with Drag and Drop functionality to manage navigation and other web parts.
  • Enterprise Search Tools: Tools to search SharePoint sites and portals across entire enterprise.
  • Business Data Catalog (BDC): Enabling access and interaction with external data from business application.
  • Data Search: Search data information from your business application using BDC.
  • Data Web Parts: One could view the list and related information could be retrieve through BDC.
  • Business Document Workflow Support: Using workflow applications document review, approval, signature collection, and tracking could be automated.
  • Retention and Auditing Policies: Allows customized information management policy to control retention period and auditing.
  • Spreadsheet Publishing: Allows user to share information with others and interact with published Spreadsheets.
  • Managing Spreadsheets: Access to spreadsheet data and analysis. Could protect data information in spreadsheets.
  • Excel Services for Web-based BI: Interactive, data-bound spreadsheets including charts, pivot-tables, tables could be shared easily.
  • Report Management: Reports, spreadsheets, and data could be managed consistently.
  • Key Performance Indicators: KPI web part could connect to analysis services, Spreadsheets, SharePoint lists and manually entered data.
  • Email Notifications: Users could be notified by emails, for improved triggering and filtering.
  • Single Sign On: User could sign on to multiple applications with single user id and password.
  • Support to Personal Website: User could create personal web sites.
  • Content Syndication: Use of RSS feeds to syndicate content managed in portal site.