Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a Nutshell

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve organizational effectiveness by providing:

  • Comprehensive content management and enterprise search
  • Accelerating shared business processes
  • Facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for better business insight

You can quickly create SharePoint sites that support:

  • Specific content publishing
  • Content management
  • Records management, or Business Intelligence needs

You can also conduct effective searches for people, documents, and data; participate in forms-driven business processes; and access and analyze large amounts of business data.


  • Collaboration – Allow teams to work together effectively, collaborate on and publish documents, maintain task lists, implement workflows, and share information through the use of wikis and blogs.
  • Portals – Create a personal MySite portal to share information with others and personalize the user experience and content of an enterprise Web site based on the user’s profile.
  • Enterprise Search – Quickly and easily find people, expertise, and content in business applications.
  • Enterprise Content Management – Create and manage documents, records, and Web content.
  • Business Process and Forms – Create workflows and electronic forms to automate and streamline your business processes.
  • Business Intelligence – Allow information workers to easily access critical business information, analyze and view data, and publish reports to make better-informed decisions.


Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007  is offered in several levels of functionality.

  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – included with the Microsoft Windows Operating systems.  It is limited to Collaboration and is licensed for Internet/Extranet.  Even with it’s limited options, it is still a very powerful collaboration tool small/mid sized businesses.
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard – Features collaboration, portals, and enterprise search.
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise – Includes all of the features of Standard and adds, enterprise content management, business process and forms, and business intelligence.
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet – Same as Enterprise and is licensed for public internet usage.

1 comment for “Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a Nutshell

  1. October 18, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Great post. I am curious, hevewor, about how to use this custom list in Sharepoint Designer. I can create a custom list, then use it in that site through the browser. I can also use the custom list in a sub-site but again, through the browser. I don’t see the choice to use the custom list in either the site it was create or a sub-site when I am using Sharepoint Designer. I am new to Sharepoint. Am I missing something? Or is this just not possible in Sharepoint Designer? Thanks.

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