Features Comparison between WSS 3.0 and SharePoint 2007

 

Features Comparison
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
SharePoint Office Server 2007
Issue Tracking
The Issue Tracking list template has been updated to use the enhanced versioning and version-history storage features of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
Real-time presence and communication
The enhanced real-time presence smart tag icon, displayed virtually everywhere a person’s name appears in the system, tells users whether a person is online and available for a telephone or audio conference call, instant messaging, or two-way video conversation.
Social Networking Web Part
Include Social Networking Web Parts that use information about your organization, communities, and electronic communications in Public My Site pages to help establish connections between colleagues with common interests.
Standard site templates
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 includes the following standard collaboration site templates:Team siteDocument workspaceBlank siteBlogWikiMeeting workspaces (five workspace types)
Wikis
A wiki is a new site template in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 that makes it easy to create, edit, link, and restore an individual Web page. Wikis can be used as creative forums to brainstorm ideas, manage knowledge bases, create designs as well as instruction guides or simply gather information in an easy-to-edit format. Wikis are easy to create, modify, and annotate in addition to tracking contributions and changes. Key features include:Fast and easy page creationEasy and automatic linkingVersion differencesWhat you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) Web page editing
Wikis leverage existing SharePoint functionality including search, navigation, alerts, and custom fields.
Blogs
Blogs provide a publishing-oriented experience for a single user or a team. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 includes a site template that supports:Article postingReader commentsArchive viewsRSS feed generation
People and Groups lists
People and Groups offer a unified place to find, communicate with, and manage people and their permissions, including support for custom fields such as Department, “Office #” and Area of Focus; in addition to the new Person field type. The Person field type creates rich displays of lists of people including support for a People Picker for browsing a list of users. Member Group provides:Re-use of groups across sitesDistribution list for the members of the site
Calendars
Calendars have been enhanced with richer calendar views, expanded support for recurring events, and all-day events.
E-mail integration
Document libraries, discussion boards, calendars, and announcements can be enabled to receive new postings via e-mail. In addition, extensible support is provided for custom e-mail handlers in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
Similar to the functionality provided by public folders in Microsoft Exchange Server, e-mail enabled discussion boards support:A highly scalable, topic-based architectureNew “super rich-text” field typeUnified experience for both e-mail and Web-based discussionsOne-step creation of Active Directory directory service distribution lists as part of the site creation processUnified SharePoint group and Active Directory management functions
Task coordination
The new Project Tasks list template provides lightweight task management functionality including Gantt charts for visualization of task relationships and status.
Surveys
Surveys now include conditional branching as well as support for inserting page breaks in long surveys such as annual employee satisfaction or and customer surveys.
Document collaboration
Improvements to SharePoint document libraries include:
Similar to the functionality provided by public folders in Microsoft Exchange Server, e-mail enabled discussion boards support:Checking out documents locallyOffline document library support in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007Major and minor version numbering and trackingSupport for multiple content typesPolicy, auditing, and workflowTree view support

 

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