Comparison of features that are included in Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and in SharePoint Portal Server 2003

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This article lists and compares the features that are included in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and in Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

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Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 is a collection of services for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 that you can use to share information, collaborate with other users on documents, and create lists and Web Part pages. You can also use Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 as a development platform to create collaboration applications and information-sharing applications.

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is a scalable, enterprise portal server that is built on Windows SharePoint Services 2.0. You can use SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to aggregate Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 sites, information, and applications in your organization to a single portal. Because SharePoint Portal Server 2003 requires Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, all features of Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 are available in SharePoint Portal Server 2003. In addition to the features of Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 includes the following features:
  • News and topics
  • My Site, with personal views and with public views
  • Information that can be targeted to specific audiences
  • Index functionality and search functionality across file shares, across Web servers, across Microsoft Exchange Public Folders, across Lotus Notes, and across Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 sites
  • Alerts that notify you when changes are made to relevant information, documents, or programs
  • Single sign-on functionality for enterprise application integration
  • Integration with Microsoft BizTalk Server

Comparison of features that are included in Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and in SharePoint Portal Server 2003

The following table compares the features of Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and of SharePoint Portal Server 2003:
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FeatureWindows SharePoint Services 2.0SharePoint Portal Server 2003
AlertsYesYes
Browser-based customizationYesYes
Discussion boardsYesYes
Document librariesYesYes
Document WorkspaceYesYes
Meeting WorkspaceYesYes
ListsYesYes
BizTalk integrationYesNo
Microsoft FrontPage 2003 integrationYesYes
Microsoft InfoPath 2003 integrationYesYes
SurveysYesYes
TemplatesYesYes
Web Part pagesYesYes
Automatic categorizationNoYes
AudiencesNoYes
Topic areasNoYes
NewsNoYes
Personal sitesNoYes
Shared servicesNoYes
Single sign-onNoYes
Site directoryNoYes
User profilesNoYes
By using the combined collaboration features of Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and of SharePoint Portal Server 2003, users in your organization can create, manage, and build collaborative Web sites and make them available throughout the organization.

For more information about SharePoint Portal Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/office/sharepointserver/bb267364.aspx
For more information about Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/sharepoint/bb267377.aspx

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Article ID: 830320 - Last Review: October 8, 2007 - Revision: 2.7
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  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
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