Overview of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
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by himabindu vejella
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Design Goals

It is specifically designed to meet these goals:

1. Aggregation

2. Collaboration

3. Communication

4. Distribution

5. Integration

6. Management

Partners, Customers, Vendors, Independent Software Vendor (ISV) make use of MOSS 2007 in order to build solutions for business and technical requirements of respective organizations. As a result efficiency of information employees, Business Development Managers (BDMs) is improved at the job level.

The six building blocks of MOSS 2007 can be categorized as  

·         Collaboration

·         Portal

·         Enterprise Search

·         Content Management

·         Business Forms

·         Business Intelligence

Collaborative Solutions

The design goals for collaborative solutions include provision for Collaboration-oriented base framework as team. These solutions are interoperable with communication technologies. These solutions include extended features that enable information to collaborate in intuitive and efficient ways. An example of these solutions is integrating Workspaces, E-Mail integration, Outlook integration, Project management "lite," Offline documents/lists, Tasks, Forums, Surveys, Blogs, RSS and Wikis.

Portal Solutions

The design goals for portal solutions focused on providing accurate, relevant information in a timely, effective and context-sensitive manner. Due to this feature Employees have the required tools and information to undertake their role-specific/job specific tasks. These solutions are integrated with Windows Share Point Services.

Some of the examples of portal solutions are Topics, Site Directory, People and Expertise Search:

People specific search "tab," Social network support, My Site, Improved Public Page, Personal homepage, Targeting and personalization, Easier targeting – Distribution lists and Security Groups, Profile store improvements, Scalability, flexible schema, LDAP synchronization

Enterprise Search Solutions

The design goals for enterprise search solutions include ensuring that information workers have access to appropriate information, content, and people to efficiently perform their tasks. A well-designed search-and-indexing strategy provides adequate and appropriate search results.

There are ways to programmatically admin the enterprise search.

Content Management Solutions

The design goals for content management solutions include providing robust and flexible frameworks which in turn help organizations manage every aspect of their content processes and life cycles, such as managing documents, records, and Web-based content.

Business Forms Solutions

The design goals for forms solutions include streamlining, consolidating, and automating data capture processes so that business processes can run smoothly and efficiently.

Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions

The design goals for business intelligence solutions include providing features and technologies that enable business decision makers to make informed decisions on the basis of easy data access and robust data analysis. MOSS 2007 provides these solutions with the help of Excel client/services, Dash Boards and KPI's.

The need for Excel client is for creating the spreadsheets and then it is published to the MOSS 2007 document libraries. The Excel Services provides the necessary features for displaying the Excel files as reports or customized manner in the web browser.

Dashboard provides optimized analysis of data by the end user. They also make the information relevant within in the reports. This data can be stored in the form of Aggregate workbooks, reports, scorecards, etc.

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User Comments

Title: Very good   
Name: Ravikumar kalapala
Date: 2010-08-27 2:41:08 AM
Hi Bindu,
Good article. It gives the basic idea for share point.Can explain details, i am very new for share point.

Ravikumar k
Title: Good one   
Name: Nilesh
Date: 2010-07-22 2:38:15 AM
This is good one but I want to know more about sharepoint where to go or find it ?
Title: thanks   
Name: pramod
Date: 2009-05-16 7:46:26 AM
Title: Overview of MOSS 2007   
Name: Hans H
Date: 2008-11-24 3:54:08 PM
Well done! Great explanation.
Title: Good   
Name: Vinay
Date: 2008-10-16 2:10:47 AM
Thank you very much!
Title: Really Good   
Name: Kishore
Date: 2008-10-06 5:25:06 AM
Thanks Bindu for the explanation and really helped me a lot as am a beginner . In my new project i have to work on sharepoint. Please keep it up.


Title: Ok   
Name: Sharukh Khan
Date: 2008-09-18 7:52:10 PM
Its OK Type you can find this type of information everywhere nothing so simple. Looking for more basic information.

Sharukh Khan c/o Gauri
Title: Very Informative   
Name: Mahesh
Date: 2008-09-16 2:26:55 AM
Thanks for the informative article.
Title: useful information   
Name: Suresh
Date: 2008-09-16 2:26:28 AM
useful Information, Thanks
Title: Nice article   
Name: Mani Vannan
Date: 2008-09-16 2:26:22 AM
Nice article on Overview of MOSS 2007. It's very useful for beginners on sharepoint like me.

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