A quick comparison of the features between WSS 3.0 and MOSS 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


 
Enterprise portal

Features
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
SharePoint Office Server 2007
Integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
Office SharePoint Designer 2007, based in part on Microsoft FrontPage technology, will provide tools for rich customization of sites, and creating reporting tools and application templates, without any coding.


My Site personal site
The My Site personal site gives users an opportunity to aggregate information “for me,” “by me,” and “about me.” Significant enhancements include social networking, privacy controls, SharePoint Sites and Documents Aggregation Web Parts, and Colleagues and Memberships Web Parts.

Content syndication
Use RSS feeds to syndicate content managed in a portal site.

Privacy and security
Use authorizations to control visibility of information in a My Site public view.

A brief overview of the new features available in SharePoint 2010

A brief overview of the new features available in SharePoint 2010…

• Better support for internet facing site
• More security features and flexibility in managing permissions
• Email management for users
• Faster search
• More storage options such as SAN, NAS, RAID etc. (Currently only SQL)
• Improved Taxonomy management
• Better Dashboards and Reports
• Records and Archiving Policies
• Easy to use templates
• More Commands
• Microsoft Groove is renamed as ‘SharePoint Workspace Manager’
• Integration with other CMS products
• Inproved InfoPath form capabilities
• More workflow types
• Native support for Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and Opera
• Better support for Mobile devices
• Easy migration from SPS2003 and MOSS 2007
• Visio services lets you share data linked diagrams in real time
• SPD comes with a new UI, improved workflow and improved collaboration between designers
• Rich media support

Front End Users perspective

• Office Client Ribbon interface for in-place editing of SharePoint content on web
• Multiple Browser support – Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari
• Business Connectivity Services (BCS) as the evolution of BDC. These services can now be consumed from Office client apps also.
• SharePoint Workspace Manager (formerly called Groove): a smart client for SharePoint. Supports online, offline and Synchronization of data.

From ICT professional perspective

• Streamlined Central Administration with Ribbon interface
• SharePoint best practices analyzer: Rule based engine for monitoring and self-healing
• Consolidated logging and usage reporting capabilities
• Unattached content database recovery allows temporary use of content databases, useful for recovery and restore purposes
• Snapshot backup and recovery
• Granular recovery at item level
From a Developers perspective
• Resource Throttling controls: For large lists, a finer control on how many records can be displayed. This can be controlled per type of users and during particular time span of a day.
• Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Tools – Designed for creating Web Parts visually and Business Connectivity Services Entities
• Client Object Model (OM) – Client side libraries which can be used by custom clients to interact with SharePoint data. These can be called from JavaScript, .Net or Silverlight apps. Silverlight web parts and finer control on site Themes.

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

 

stsadm feature deployment commands

1. Add the solution
stsadm -o addsolution -filename {WSPFILENAME}
2. Deploy the solution
stsadm -o deploysolution -name {WSPFILENAME} -url {SITEURL}
3. Install the feature
stsadm -o installfeature -filename {FeatureFolder}\feature.xml
4. Activate the feature
stsadm -o activatefeature -id {FEATUREID} -url {SITEURL} -force
5. Deactive the feature
Stsadm.exe -o deactivatefeature -filename “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\ViewFormPagesLockDown\feature.xml” -ur http://servername/
6.Uninstall the feature
stsadm -o uninstallfeature -filename
7.Retract Solution
stsadm -o retractsolution

-name

[-url]

[-allcontenturls]

[-time]

[-immediate]
8.Delete Solution
stsadm -o deletesolution

-name