Presentation on theme: "Technical - SharePoint SharePoint grew out of the Exchange Development Teams collaboration work and Digital Dashboard initiative. SharePoint Team Services."— Presentation transcript:
Technical - SharePoint SharePoint grew out of the Exchange Development Teams collaboration work and Digital Dashboard initiative. SharePoint Team Services 1.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2001 Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Services 2003 MS Office 2003 integration
Sharepoint Technical Overview SharePoint Products and Technologies facilitate collaboration within an organisation and with partners and customers. –Collaboration –Information Discovery –Personalisation –Application Integration Using the combined features of Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server, users in your organisation can easily create, manage, and build their own Web sites and make them available throughout the organisation.
What can you do with Windows Sharepoint Services? A component of Windows Server 2003, Windows SharePoint Services makes it easy to create Web-based workspaces for more effective information sharing and team collaboration. Create a single place to share and manage all of your team information such as calendars, tasks, and lists. Better manage your document creation and review with document versioning and check-in/check-out. Use templates, Web Parts, views, and custom lists to easily customise your workspaces. Keep teams on the same page using alerts, discussion boards, surveys, and announcements. Keep teams connected through integration with Microsoft Live Communications Server 2003, Microsoft Live Meeting, and Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. Access your team workspace directly from any browser and from programs such as Microsoft Office Word 2003.
Network Infrastructure Windows 2003 Active Directory Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Firewalls DNS Service Network Load Balancing
What is Windows SharePoint Services 2.0? WSS is used to build hierarchies of collaboration- oriented web sites. WSS is a web server extension for IIS6. WSS is licensed as a part of Windows 2003 Server. Key Features: –Self-service site creation –Browser-based customisation –Event calendars, contacts, Web links, discussions, issues lists, announcements –Microsoft Office Integration –Document Collaboration and Versioning –Alerts
Exploring Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Demo –Browser-Based customisation –Self-Service Site Creation –Document Versioning –Site Settings
What is SharePoint Portal Server 2003? SPS is used to build portal sites composed of multiple sub-portals and team sites. SPS is a server product that is built on WSS technologies. SPS is licensed per server and user. Portal Server aggregates information from sub-portals and WSS Site Collections. Portal Server provides shared services across the organisation.
What is SharePoint Portal Server 2003? Shared Services –User Profiles –Audiences / Content Targeting –Indexing and Search Capabilities –Portal-wide Alerts –Personal Sites (MySites) –Enterprise Single Sign-on (SSO) Other Key Features: –Performance & Scalability –Integration with Active Directory –BizTalk and third-party application integration
Architecture Overview - Physical SharePoint is designed for server farms! Scale-out options: –Front-end Web Servers (SPS and/or WSS) –Search Servers –Index Management / Job Servers –SQL Server Cluster
Extending and Customising SharePoint There are several options for creating custom content with SharePoint technologies: –Web Browser –FrontPage 2003 –ASP.NET WebParts Development –SharePoint Services Object Model –SOAP-based Web Services –Application Integration
Developing Solutions - WebParts WebParts are the basic building blocks of SharePoint sites. WebParts are ASP.NET Custom Controls that inherit from the WebPart base class. WebParts can communicate with other web parts to pass information and coordinate tasks. These components are packaged into.NET assemblies that are then deployed to the SharePoint site. They can then be used on SharePoint pages.
When do I need Portal Server? FeatureWindows SharePoint Services SharePoint Portal Server 2003 AlertsYes Document WorkspaceYes Meeting WorkspaceYes Microsoft FrontPage integrationYes Microsoft InfoPath integrationYes Web Part pagesYes BizTalk integrationNoYes AudiencesNoYes Topic areasNoYes NewsNoYes Personal sitesNoYes Shared servicesNoYes Single sign-onNoYes Site DirectoryNoYes User profilesNoYes
Summary SharePoint is an umbrella term for Microsofts collaborative web technologies including both WSS and SPS. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) is a set of web server extensions that are part of Windows 2003 and allow teams to quickly create and manage a simple hierarchy of collaborative web sites. Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) is a server product built on WSS that brings together collections of WSS site hierarchies into a single, centrally- managed portal. SPS provides services such as search capabilities that can be shared across all sites in the organisation. WebParts are the key building block for adding custom content to SharePoint-based solutions. A WebPart is an ASP.NET custom control that is designed to be managed by SharePoints infrastructure.