Create a complete view of your
of the information, documents, and applications that you
use through SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Find and
reuse timely and relevant information from systems and
reports, and quickly locate and access documents,
projects, and best practices by searching or
browsing—all through the portal.
Web Parts enable you to assemble a view of complementary
information from multiple sources, so you can view
customer information from Customer Relationship
Management (CRM) systems, Microsoft Outlook®, file
shares, and Web sites at the same time.
Put relevant information at your
productive by having immediate access to up-to-date,
relevant information. You can organize all of the
information, files, and applications that you access
throughout the day in a single view on My Site. With
single sign-on, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 provides
direct access to the sections of an application that
most interest you—without having to remember a password.
Audience targeting enables IT professionals to customize
an experience for you based on your role, hierarchy, or
interests—pushing relevant news, links, files,
applications, and Web Services to your portal. Plus, you
can even sign up for alerts to find out when information
has been created or updated anywhere in the portal.
Share knowledge across the
easy for business units, teams, and individuals to
contribute content to the portal. Business units can
integrate their SharePoint portal into the enterprise
portal, enabling them to share knowledge with other
business units. Teams can easily make the content in
their Microsoft Windows® SharePoint Services sites
discoverable through the portal through browsing or
searching, and portal users can publish documents and
best practices to the rest of the organization by adding
them to the public view of their personal sites.
Windows Server™ 2003
is required for
Windows SharePoint Services.
Find and make the most of
organization's intellectual capital.
The industry-leading search
technology in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 enables you
to locate files, project plans, and best practices in
file shares, Web sites, Microsoft Exchange Public
Folders, Lotus Notes, Windows SharePoint Services sites,
and databases instead of re-creating the wheel. You can
find more than just documents and Web sites; SharePoint
Portal Server 2003 provides access to the people and
teams that contribute knowledge to your organization.
Links take you to My Sites and SharePoint sites so you
can investigate other contributions from the experts.
You can also organize information, files, and sites,
enabling you to find a wealth of relevant information by
Find, aggregate, and provision
Portal Server 2003 takes advantage of Windows SharePoint
Services sites to create portal pages for people,
information, and organizations. The portal becomes a
collaborative experience by extending the capabilities
of Windows SharePoint Services sites, enabling you to
organize, manage, and provision SharePoint sites from
the portal. Teams can also publish information in their
sites, sharing their best practices with the entire
Create self-service portals for
employees, partners, and customers. Employees can access
human resources (HR) systems and sign up for benefits by
using the same portal that they use everyday to access
people, teams, and knowledge.
Because SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is easy to use,
you can deploy it as an extranet and enable customers
and partners to place and track their orders or search
for support documents—improving customer satisfaction
while reducing your support costs.
SharePoint Portal Server 2003 helps
relevant information find you through Alerts and
Audience Targeting. Alerts notify you when any relevant
file, SharePoint site, person, or application has been
added or changed. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 can even
alert you when a specific expert or team adds new
information to the portal.
Audience targeting enables IT groups to push relevant
information and applications to a group of users with
similar job roles, titles, or interests. Audiences can
be created from the Microsoft Active Directory® service,
distribution lists, hierarchies, or any other criteria
that you define.
adoption by using familiar interfaces and tools.
New technologies often fail because
they are too hard to use, and few employees have time to
attend lengthy training courses. SharePoint Portal
Server 2003 speeds user adoption and lowers training
costs by using a familiar browser interface and allowing
users to perform portal tasks within their Microsoft
Office System programs, such as provisioning a Document
Workspace, searching the portal, and receiving portal
alerts in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.
IT professionals can create Web Parts that expose
information, applications, and Web Services by using
familiar tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET and
Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003.
development time and cost with out-of-the-box portal
Deploy SharePoint Portal Server 2003
right out of the box without any additional development
work. Portal services such as search, SharePoint site
management, topics, news, and My Sites are available
immediately. Web Parts that provide read/write access to
programs such as Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Office Excel
2003 are also available right out of the box, lowering
your development costs.
deployment with flexible options.
Regardless of whether your
organization wants to take a top-down or bottom-up
deployment approach to portal development, SharePoint
Portal Server 2003 has a model that fits your needs. The
portal is built on a scalable, highly distributed
architecture that you can deploy on a single box or
server farm. You can link Windows SharePoint Services
sites, business unit portals, and the enterprise portal
together at any time, enabling knowledge to be shared
across an organization. What's more, through shared
services, you can deploy enterprise-wide services such
as search, indexing, audience management, and My Site
hosting in one central place and then consume them from
other portal sites.