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.

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.