Two phenomena are changing the way businesses operate in what Microsoft calls the "new world of work." First, teams that work together are more frequently working in different locations and even during different hours of the day. As a result,collaboration software has become even more important for spanning the globally connected nature of work.Second, the use of digital information is growing explosively while compliance rules surrounding this business data become ever more complex. Companies are struggling with enabling collaboration and sharing, as well as ensuring information security and privacyThe introduction of Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server (MOSS) 2007 brings together a variety of technologies into a single integrated platform and set of enterprise services. These technologies range from collaboration to portals to enterprise search to workflow and business process. MOSS represents the next generation of SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) built on top of Windows® SharePoint Services (WSS)An easy way to understand how MOSS and WSS work together is to refer to the pie chart in Figure. The green shaded areas are provided by WSS and since MOSS builds on WSS, the entire pie is delivered by MOSS. MOSS specifically provides the portal, search, enterprise content management, business process and forms, and business intelligence pieces.
Web 2.0, composite applications, community-driven content-whatever you want to call it, Internet technologies such as AJAX, RSS, blogs, and wikis are giving users more control over their content, more control over their collaboration, and more control over the way data flows to them.MOSS 2007 provides a number of new features while improving the existing collaboration platform by providing built-in abilities for document management and alerting, adding new capabilities like blogs, wikis, and a Web Part for publishing and receiving RSS feeds. When using Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007, you can perform bidirectional synchronization of your collaboration data such as calendar, tasks, and contacts between Outlook and Microsoft SharePoint.
MOSS search integrates unstructured legacy business data and provides capabilities to search from file shares to LN Repositories. BDC (Business Data Catalog) can crawl and search structured data exposed through ADO.NET provider or Web Services.Knowledge Network provides a rich way to search for people and expertise. Social networks within the enterprise are the way business gets done. In many cases, employees could be more productive if they could find experts to help them with the business problems they are working on. However, if your direct circle of colleagues does not have the knowledge you need, you probably stop searching for that expertise. With Knowledge Network, rather than relying on physical social networking, software helps build the social map of your organization and allows you to search that social network. You can sort results by social distance and filter by metadata properties like title or department.
Moss 2007 A Business View By Ramgopal Marepally
Collaboration using MOSS 2007<br /> - By Ramgopal Marepally<br />
MOSS 2007 – Introduction<br />The introduction of Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server (MOSS) 2007 brings together a variety of technologies into a single integrated platform and set of enterprise services.<br />These technologies range from <br />Collaboration<br />to portals<br />to enterprise search<br />to workflow and <br />business process<br />MOSS represents the next generation of SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) built on top of Windows® SharePoint Services (WSS).<br />
MOSS 2007 enables Web 2.0<br />MOSS 2007 supports<br />Blogs<br />Wikis<br />Web Parts for publishing and receiving RSS Feeds<br />Setting personal alerts<br />Document Management<br />Personalization of Portal experience<br />Extended Collaboration using<br />Calendars<br />Tasks<br />Contacts<br />All of these are tightly integrated with MS Office 2007 apps<br />
MOSS Enables Enterprise 2.0<br />MOSS crawls and searches<br />File Shares<br />Web Sites<br />Exchange Server<br />Lotus Notes repositories<br />Other unstructured legacy application data<br />Searches Structured Data Repositories through BDC<br />People<br />Knowledge Network<br />Other Enterprise data<br />Enterprise Content Management<br />Security & Group Policies integrated with Exchange Server/AD<br />Robust Workflow Management using WWF<br />Business Intelligence Dashboard with KPIs<br />
Additional Resources<br />SharePoint Team Blog<br />http://msdn.microsoft.com/sharepoint<br />SharePoint Server TechCenter<br />http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/office/sharepoint<br />Office SharePoint Server 2007<br />http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/default.mspx <br />Presentation input sources<br />MSDN, TechNet Articles<br />