This article was previously published under Q288272
This article compares some basic features of SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server.
SharePoint Team Services features interactive collaboration space where people create content and track work. The scope is about workgroups or departments communicating internally and for other people to see. It is about teams collaborating to produce information, hence the name Team Services.
SharePoint Portal Server features search and dashboards where people find information they need in their work. The scope is searching across many groups and departments for information. Hence the name, Portal Server. SharePoint Portal Server can search across and return results from many SharePoint Team Services document libraries. You cannot search list data.
SharePoint Team Services
Team collaborative Web sites
Easy document sharing and team organization
Available for intranets and for extranets via ISPs
Customize sites by using Microsoft FrontPage
SharePoint Portal Server
Departmental/enterprise information portals
Rich document management functionality
Customized with Web Parts using Microsoft Digital Dashboard technology
Based on Web Storage System for custom collaboration solutions
Extensible with Microsoft Visual Studio and common programming interfaces such as OLEDB, ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and Collaboration Data Objects (CDO)