A prospective DesignMind client in San Francisco is making modest use of SharePoint 2003, and is considering a move to MOSS 2007, aka SharePoint 2007. The reasoning is good. They can do an incremental rollout, and gain immediate value from SharePoint’s ability to index documents, including PDFs.
Launched in 2001, SharePoint combines various functions which were traditionally separate applications: intranet, extranet, content management, document management, personal cloud, enterprise social networking, business intelligence, workflow management, web content management (CMS), enterprise search, and an enterprise application store.
In preparation for the meeting, I had to refresh my memory in two very important areas, including which features are included in each version of SharePoint? You can see my detailed comparison of the two products here.
The last gem I uncovered was an excellent PowerPoint file covering the Functionality in MOSS 2007 and Office 2007. This is a great resource for those thinking about leveraging the integration Microsoft has delivered in these two major toolsets. It will help us make the right recommendations to our clients when it comes to purchasing Standard vs. Enterprise Client Access Licenses.
No doubt there’s a ton of information to sift through on MOSS. Next I’ll look forward to reviewing the comparisons between SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010. I must say I’m pleased that Microsoft is making our lives easier by by shifting back to the name SharePoint rather than MOSS.