Thursday, May 11, 2006

Differenct Between SharePointServer and WindowsSharePointServices

Comparison of features that are included in Windows SharePoint Services and in SharePoint Portal Server 2003
Features Supported By Windows Sharepoint Services
Alerts
Browser-based customization
Discussion boards
Document libraries
Document Workspace
Meeting Workspace Lists
Microsoft FrontPage 2003 integration
Microsoft InfoPath 2003 integration
Surveys
Templates
Web Part pages


Features Supported By Sharepoint Portal Server
Alerts
Browser-based customization
Discussion boards
Document libraries
Document WorkspaceMeeting Workspace Lists
Microsoft FrontPage 2003 integration
Microsoft InfoPath 2003 integration
Surveys
Templates
Web Part pages

The features are only supported by Share point Portal Server not by WSS

Automatic categorization
Audiences
Topic areas
News
Personal sites
Shared services
Single sign-on
Site directory
User profiles

7 comments:

Zafar Ullah Awan said...

In what purticular scenario i have to deploy windows share point services and share point portal server. Can any one from the group respond. Thanks in advance.

Zafar Ullah Awan said...

Is windows share point services shipped free with windows server

cborel said...

Hi Zafar,
Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) is included free within Windows Server 2003. Main interesting features are the capability to create a website, collaboration places, manage your documents and retrieve them.
SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) is a federator (portal) to regroup all WSS web site created.
I'm not a Sharepoint developer, only a sales person but I hope it will help.
Have a nice day,

Chris

Khalil ur Rehman said...

An Excellent Introductory reference about the features and use of WSS,This document high lights the features of WSS and deployment scenarios

http://acs-lic1.cs.uoguelph.ca:9191/servlet/SBReadResourceServlet?rid=1142433650800_512992241_2810

Khalil ur Rehman said...

Hello Zafar,
Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) is free within Windows 2003 Server and it allows you to get benefit from this with out paying any additional cost.

Is n't it great? :)

Khalil ur Rehman said...

Hey Zafar,
would you please elaborate me,what exactly is your deployment scenario and what are the requirements.
For a quick reference you can refer to my post where i have listed the features supported by Windows Share Point Services and Share Point Port Server.

Khalil ur Rehman said...

Relationship between Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003
Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies facilitate collaboration within an organization and with partners and customers. Using the combined collaboration features of Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003, users in your organization can easily create, manage, and build their own collaborative Web sites and make them available throughout the organization.
Windows SharePoint Services is a collection of services for Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 that you can use to share information, collaborate with other users on documents, and create lists and Web Part pages. You can also use Windows SharePoint Services as a development platform for creating collaboration and information-sharing applications.
SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is a secure, scalable, enterprise portal server built upon Windows SharePoint Services that you can use to aggregate SharePoint sites, information, and applications in your organization into a single, easy-to-use portal. In addition to the features of Windows SharePoint Services, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 includes the following features:
• News and Topics
• My Site, with personal and public views
• Information targeted to specific audiences
• Powerful indexing and searching across file shares, Web servers, secure Web servers, Exchange Public Folders, Lotus Notes, and SharePoint sites
• Alerts that notify you when changes are made to relevant information, documents, or applications
• Single sign-on for enterprise application integration
• Integration with Microsoft BizTalk® Server
Because SharePoint Portal Server 2003 requires Windows SharePoint Services, all features of Windows SharePoint Services are available in SharePoint Portal Server 2003.


http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/8/5/785f2f99-5bc8-4c49-a79a-fefe38003f72/SharePointEvaluate.doc