What is difference between SharePoint  service 3.0 and SharePoint 2007?
I have downloaded SharePoint service 3.0 and my boss has bought me a book which says SharePoint 2007. The concept looks same but the stuff inside is not exactly the same.I am not sure if I have bought a wrong book or downloaded the worng product.I am sure they both are used for different purposes and I want to know the difference between both. I mean to say what is advantage of using one over the other. and which one should I use to develope a simple Intranet Portal?
October 13th, 2009 1:31am

Sharepoint Services is base of MOSS 2007, you can create SharePoint sites using SharePoint Services, have all you need to create Multiples Sites using the base of all Sites, Web Site, Develomp with ASP.net, using Diferent provider like "AD" or Forms authentication for site permission, a manage site to Intranet/Internet/Extranet. Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 is Free, and MOSS 2007 you will need to pay licence, but MOSS 2007 have more features can that can help you working with Databases and Data "Business Data Catalog" and integration with Microsoft Office "Excel Services/Infopath Services", and "Search" indexing Sharepoint Site and urls and work with Sharepoint Site as Windows Content Manager. Exist a lot of answers about diference of WSS3.0 and MOSS2007, can give you this link that can help http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointgeneral/thread/c94d9307-3857-4792-8159-35841e8b941a/ http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/sharepointgeneral/thread/97342fc3-f58a-489e-932d-fa760f21176f http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blogs/GetThePoint/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=4 http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs/martynbullerwell/archive/2007/10/30/the-difference-between-moss-2007-and-wss-3-0.aspx Hope this help.... Andr Lage Microsoft SharePoint and CRM Consultant Blog:http://aaclage.blogspot.com Codeplex:http://spupload.codeplex.com/http://simplecamlsearch.codeplex.com/
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October 13th, 2009 2:45am

The above post is pretty straight forward, but I'd like to point out some more detail:There are three versions of "SharePoint" available in the 2007 (3.0) stack. First, is WSS 3.0 which is "free" if you have Windows Server 2003. I put the free in quotes since you still must have licensed Win2K3 and a SQL 2005 instance to support the installation. Also, administration and customization will have a cost. WSS 3.0 gives you many great features though at a very low overall cost.Second is Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 which has a licensing cost and will provide more features than the WSS 3.0 installation.Finally, there is Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise which also has a licensing cost and provides enterprise features such as the BDC, Excel Services, and Forms Server.The differences between the products can be seen here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointtechnology/fx101758691033.aspxDan Luciano - Sr. Consultant MCP, MCTS WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Configuration WSS 3.0 Applicaton Development
October 13th, 2009 5:00am

Actually the easist way to understand the differences is to think of WSS 3.0 as a subset of MOSS 2007. What ever can be done in WSS 3.0 can be done in MOSS 2007, plus there is a plethora of other features comes only with MOSS 2007. Offcourse for most of enterprise level requiremnts WSS 3.0 fell short. But keep in mind that WSS 3.0 is infact free , as you just need base OS Windows Server 2003/2008. You can avoid SQL Server altogether if you chose standalone installation for WSS 3.0, specailly initially if sole purpose is to do some basic RnD. Standalone installation of WSS 3.0 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288005.aspx#section1 Hardware & Sofware requirments for WSS 3.0 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288751.aspx#section2 Try to analyze the details of what MOSS 2007 has to offer and what you miss in WSS 3.0 , this will give you better idea of what actually you can do with MOSS 2007. Adding to the list of links do visit the following for more information http://www.milesconsultingcorp.com/SharePoint-Portal-2007-Version-Comparison-between-MOSS2007-and-WSS3.aspx http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blogs/GetThePoint/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=4 http://razi.spaces.live.com/
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October 13th, 2009 8:40am

It's also possible to buy books that are only about WSS 3.0. The four I know about are a) Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Version 3.0 Step by Step (MS Press - Olga Londer, Todd Bleeker, Penny Coventry, Bill English) (http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/DispForm.aspx?ID=291) b) Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Version 3.0 Inside Out (MS Press - Errin O'Connor) (http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/DispForm.aspx?ID=292) c) Mastering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Sybex - C. A. Callahan) (http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/DispForm.aspx?ID=314) d) Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint 2007 in 24 Hours: Using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (SAMS - Mike Walsh) (http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/DispForm.aspx?ID=695) Not perhaps surprisingly given the fact that I wrote d, I'd suggest d) for Beginner/Intermediate and c) for Intermediate/Advanced. c is also the biggest book on just WSS 3.0 out there. (800 pages + - d) has ca 400 pages) The other point is that both c) and d) came out much later than a) and b) and thus cover things that are in SP1 and also reflect user feedback during the first year and a half since product release. (a and b came out soon after release)WSS FAQ sites: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com and http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com Total list of WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
October 13th, 2009 9:38am

WSS and MOSS are certainly different and MOSS is built on top of WSS, but I still would rather not say it is free. You can certainly evaluate WSS for free, but if you are taking the installation to a live set of users, the implementation will cost your organization money in maintenance and OS licensing as well as SQL licensing. Most MVPs do not recommend using SQLExpress installations due to the inherent limitations of SQLExpress and the need for scalability for even WSS architectures. However, it is certainly fine for evaluation and I'd recommend it for people who need to prove out the functionality quickly.Still, to answer your question about which one you need to use, I believe the answer would be "it depends". You would need to evaluate your requirements for the simple intranet portal that you describe. If that portal needs to expose external LOB system data, then you are probably going to need BDC and that means MOSS Enterprise. If you just need document libraries, calendars, and lists to collaborate and track content, then you can probably use WSS. I think everyone has supplied good content to point you at some fantastic resources, but the best thing you can do is to plan for your requirements and then select the version that best matches your needs. Dan Luciano - Sr. Consultant MCP, MCTS WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Configuration WSS 3.0 Applicaton Development
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October 13th, 2009 3:51pm

Also, check this link: Which SharePoint technology is right for you?:http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/FX101758691033.aspxCheers, Daniel Bugday Web: SharePoint Forum Blog: Daniel Bugday's SharePoint Blog
October 13th, 2009 4:04pm

As others have pointed out, Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 is really just a subset of the functionality contained in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007. I saw a blog post with a pretty good summary of how to choose between the different Microsoft SharePoint Server versions: http://www.dmcinfo.com/blog.aspx/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/129/categoryId/29/WSS-or-MOSS--Which-Version-of-SharePoint-is-Right-for-Us.aspxHope this helps...
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February 10th, 2010 1:46am

Sharepoint 2007 and Sharepoint services 3.0 1. Sharepoint 2007 will be used for enterprise solution meaning user can deploy the server in multiple server using the Farm based environment. 2. WSS 3.0, we cannot deploy this WSS using the farm based environment 3. In 2007 we can distribute the various services(Load) in differnet machine but its not possible in WSS 4. In 2007 we can get a Search facility (indexing service) but we cannot get this is WSS 5. 2007 is licensed one and WSS is freeware. 6 Due to the Serivice distribution in 2007 we can get a GOOD performance in terms of accesing but we cannot get the same WSS 7. In 2007 we can Keep adding the server in the Web Front End server but not possible in WSS
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