Microsoft & Windows SharePoint Services
Let me consider myself the first person to officially state, although it may be somewhat premature: “The file server is dead!” With the release of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft provides users with simple, reliable and effective tools for collaboration, management knowledge and support of business processes.
SharePoint Services 3.0 is a freeware extension to the Windows Server 2003 system. For those who are completely new to the SharePoint family products,It seems that with all of its products, Microsoft is working on one algorithm: the maximum amount of effort and money is invested in the product at the stage of preparing its third version. SharePoint technology was no exception.
The second version of Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 was much better than the first, but there were gaping gaps in terms of functionality and ease of use. Content Management Server turned into Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, which created a unifying “portal umbrella” over all SharePoint sites. Now SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server have taken an important step forward. Both products were completely redesigned and proved to be related to each other, like Siamese twins. SharePoint Services 3.0 is now a .NET application that implements all the capabilities of the Microsoft infrastructure. NET Framework 3.0, including the organization of work. And SharePoint Portal Server 2003, called Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, became the SharePoint Services 3.0 extension.