- Great Painters
- Accounting
- Fundamentals of Law
- Marketing
- Shorthand
- Concept Cars
- Videogames
- The World of Sports

- Blogs
- Free Software
- Google
- My Computer

- PHP Language and Applications
- Wikipedia
- Windows Vista

- Education
- Masterpieces of English Literature
- American English

- English Dictionaries
- The English Language

- Medical Emergencies
- The Theory of Memory
- The Beatles
- Dances
- Microphones
- Musical Notation
- Music Instruments
- Batteries
- Nanotechnology
- Cosmetics
- Diets
- Vegetarianism and Veganism
- Christmas Traditions
- Animals

- Fruits And Vegetables


  1. Architecture of Windows NT
  2. AutoPlay
  3. Bill Gates
  4. BitLocker Drive Encryption
  5. Calibri
  6. Cambria
  7. Candara
  8. Chess Titans
  9. ClearType
  10. Consolas
  11. Constantia
  12. Control Panel
  13. Corbel
  14. Criticism of Windows Vista
  15. Dashboard
  16. Desktop Window Manager
  17. Development of Windows Vista
  18. Digital locker
  19. Digital rights management
  20. Extensible Application Markup Language
  21. Features new to Windows Vista
  22. Graphical user interface
  23. Group Shot
  24. ImageX
  25. INI file
  26. Internet Explorer
  27. Internet Information Services
  28. Kernel Transaction Manager
  29. List of Microsoft software codenames
  30. List of Microsoft Windows components
  31. List of WPF applications
  32. Luna
  33. Mahjong Titans
  34. Meiryo
  35. Microsoft Assistance Markup Language
  36. Microsoft Expression Blend
  37. Microsoft Expression Design
  38. Microsoft Gadgets
  39. Microsoft Software Assurance
  40. Microsoft Virtual PC
  41. Microsoft Visual Studio
  42. Microsoft Windows
  43. Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX
  44. MS-DOS
  45. MSN
  46. MUI
  47. Object manager
  48. Operating system
  49. Original Equipment Manufacturer
  50. Outlook Express
  51. Peer Name Resolution Protocol
  52. Protected Video Path
  53. Purble Place
  54. ReadyBoost
  55. Recovery Console
  56. Remote Desktop Protocol
  57. Security and safety features of Windows Vista
  58. Segoe UI
  59. User Account Control
  60. WIM image format
  61. Windows Aero
  62. Windows Anytime Upgrade
  63. Windows Calendar
  64. Windows CE
  65. Windows Communication Foundation
  66. Windows Disk Defragmenter
  67. Windows DreamScene
  68. Windows DVD Maker
  69. Windows Explorer
  70. Windows Fax and Scan
  71. Windows Forms
  72. Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs
  73. Windows Hardware Engineering Conference
  74. Windows Live
  75. Windows Live Gallery
  76. Windows Live Mail Desktop
  77. Windows Mail
  78. Windows Media Center
  79. Windows Media Player
  80. Windows Meeting Space
  81. Windows Mobile
  82. Windows Movie Maker
  83. Windows Photo Gallery
  84. Windows Presentation Foundation
  85. Windows Registry
  86. Windows Rights Management Services
  87. Windows Security Center
  88. Windows Server Longhorn
  89. Windows Server System
  90. Windows SharePoint Services
  91. Windows Shell
  92. Windows Sidebar
  93. Windows SideShow
  94. Windows System Assessment Tool
  95. Windows System Recovery
  96. Windows Update
  97. Windows Vienna
  98. Windows Vista
  99. Windows Vista editions and pricing
  100. Windows Vista Startup Process
  101. Windows Workflow Foundation
  102. Windows XP
  103. Windows XP Media Center Edition
  104. XML Paper Specification
  105. Yahoo Widget Engine

This article is from:

All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License: 

Windows SharePoint Services

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), or Windows SharePoint, is a free add-on (value-add) to Windows Server 2003 made available by Microsoft, which offers basic web portal and intranet functionality. It includes portal pages called web part pages made up of web parts (developed in ASP.NET), team, document, and project sub-sites, version-controlled document storage, and basic search functionality. It is made up of an ASP.NET web site hosted on Internet Information Services 6.0, using a SQL Server or MSDE database back-end to store data.

Windows SharePoint Services also forms the basis for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server and Microsoft Office Project Server. Office SharePoint Portal Server is the enterprise version of Windows SharePoint Services, and is not free like WSS is.


The first version, called SharePoint Team Services (usually abbreviated to STS), was released at the same time as Office XP and was available as part of Microsoft FrontPage. STS could run on Windows 2000 Server or Windows XP. The only things it had in common with SharePoint Portal Server 2001 were some common graphical images and styles.

Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 was marketed as an upgrade to SharePoint Team Services, but was in fact a completely redesigned application. Key differences in document storage facilities differentiate the two products. SharePoint Team Services stored documents in ordinary file storage, while keeping document metadata in a database. Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 stores both the document and the metadata in a database, and supports basic document versioning for items in Document Libraries. This versioning capability was not present in STS. Service Pack 2 for WSS added support for SQL Server 2005 and the use of the .NET Framework 2.0.

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 was released on November 16, 2006 as part of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite and Windows Server "Longhorn". It includes many new features, such as mobility, RSS, wiki and weblog support, third-party browser support, and much improved navigation. WSS 3.0 is built on the .NET Framework 3.0 and the Windows Workflow Foundation component of the .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly called WinFX).

By the beginning of 2007 WSS 3.0 was RTM for the public release and ended support for Windows 2000, but started on ME and XP.

SharePoint Resources

SharePoint Resources are comprised of tools that individuals and organizations can utilize to expand their knowledge, solve problems or improve the SharePoint user experience. The most widely available resources are webparts, SharePoint oriented blogs, online publications, directories & Sharepoint trade shows.

SharePoint itself is a component of the Microsoft product family and can be divided into two main products lines.

Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) is a basic offering of SharePoint and is available for free from Microsoft. It has been widely adopted in the worldwide business community because of its inherent ability to facilitate collaboration between various business stakeholders including partners, customers & suppliers. WSS enables users to create work sites which can be made available across the entire organization.

Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is the enterprise version of SharePoint (minimum 5 license purchase) and was designed as an upgrade to WSS. SPS 2003 is a web portal that enables users to connect users, teams and information across business processes. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 relies on Windows SharePoint Services to provide basic Web hosting and document storage functions, but extends it with additional functions for navigation, search, application integration, and personalization.

A new version of SPS is currently in production and has been rebranded to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This long awaited release signifies the arrival of the next generation of collaborative software from Microsoft. The public beta version will be available in Summer 2006 with the full release of Office 12 Suite expected before year end. SharePoint Server 2007 is set to include many new features, such as RSS, wiki, weblog, and much improved site navigation.

As of March 21st 2006, Microsoft officially lifted their previous request for non-disclosure of Office Server products (Including Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007) For more information visit Bil Simser's or Patrick Tisseghem's blogs

Kurt Delbene (Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office Server Group) recently wrote an article detailing SharePoint's Role in Microsoft's Collaboration Strategy. Article Excerpt: "First, we think of SharePoint as fitting into a broader goal of providing a rich collaboration environment for users. Collaboration is a pretty fuzzy term in the industry. Let me clarify how we think about collaboration. We don’t think that collaboration is a place you go to. We think it’s a set of tools that you have available to you in the context of how you already work....."

See also

  • SharePoint
  • Web widget

External links

  • Windows SharePoint Services page at Microsoft
  • SharePoint Team Blog
  • Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide
  • Free 180 day Trial of Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • article on deploying Web Parts
  • WSS Demo
  • Sharepoint BUZZ - Blogging the Best of SharePoint 2007
  • Free Web parts from SharePoint HQ
Wikibooks Internet Server Directory has more about this subject:
Retrieved from ""