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  • Question

  • Hello Community

        I am confused.  I am using WSS 3.0, There are so many 2007 I don't know what is the
    difference. 

        What is MOSS 2007?
        What is Sharepoint  Server 2007?
        What is Sharepoint Designer 2007?

    Which of the above are free and can run on Windows 2003 Server?

        Thank you
        Shabeaut


    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, August 17, 2011 5:05 PM SP 2010 reference off-topic
    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 4:16 PM

Answers

  • Again. SharePoint Server 2007 IS (identical with) MOSS 2007. It is however a misleading way of saying the product's name.

    MOSS 2007 is a parallel product to WSS 3.0 that offers a lot more than WSS 3.0. It can either be installed as it is OR installed on top of WSS 3.0 (in which  UPGRADE TO case, Yes, it is an upgrade to WSS 3.0.

    It is however not necessary to first install WSS 3.0 before you install MOSS 2007. But if you already have WSS 3.0 installed you would then install MOSS 2007 on top of it.

     

    Mike


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by Shabeaut Thursday, August 18, 2011 8:12 PM
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 5:48 AM
  • A note on the SharePoint Designer item too, as it mentions backwards compatabiity with 2003 sites.  This isn't the case.  SharePoint Designer is natural evolution of an earlier Microsoft HTML authoring tool known as FrontPage and is aimed at the gap between administrator / power user and fully fledged administrator access.  It allows a lot of client side customisations and opens up a lot of power for bespoke solutions.

    It shouldn't be used with earlier (SharePoint 2003 / 2001 sites)


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    • Marked as answer by Shabeaut Thursday, August 18, 2011 8:13 PM
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:52 AM
    Answerer

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  • I have deleted yet another post from a person who has been clearly told never to propose his own posts as answers but continues to do so. I will con.tinue to delete his posts until he stops proposing them

    His answer was in any case inaccurate.

    1. MOSS 2007 is Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and is the name of the product which is in effect WSS 3.0 plus lots of additional functionality. It is not free.

    2. SharePoint Server 2007 is sometimes used incorrectly for MOSS 2007 - it is important to say at least Office SharePoint Server 2007 as there are 2001, 2003 (and 2010) products which are also called SharePoint Server.

    3. SharePoint Designer 2007 is a free download (previously a chargeable product) in the line of products that started with FrontPage. It is for customizating SharePoint 2007 (and SharePoint 2003) sites.

    4. All the above can be installed on a suitable version of Windows Server 2003. SPD 2007 is more typically installed on a client system - Win 7; Vista; XP.

     

    Moderator


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 5:11 PM
  • Hello Mike Walsh Fin

        I guess that means MOSS 2007 is an upgrade to WSS 3.0 but I still
    dont know what:

        What is Sharepoint Server 2007?
        Does Sharepoint.exe apply to Sharepoint Server 2007 or MOSS 2007?

        Thank you
        Shabeaut

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 8:55 PM
  • Again. SharePoint Server 2007 IS (identical with) MOSS 2007. It is however a misleading way of saying the product's name.

    MOSS 2007 is a parallel product to WSS 3.0 that offers a lot more than WSS 3.0. It can either be installed as it is OR installed on top of WSS 3.0 (in which  UPGRADE TO case, Yes, it is an upgrade to WSS 3.0.

    It is however not necessary to first install WSS 3.0 before you install MOSS 2007. But if you already have WSS 3.0 installed you would then install MOSS 2007 on top of it.

     

    Mike


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by Shabeaut Thursday, August 18, 2011 8:12 PM
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 5:48 AM
  • A note on the SharePoint Designer item too, as it mentions backwards compatabiity with 2003 sites.  This isn't the case.  SharePoint Designer is natural evolution of an earlier Microsoft HTML authoring tool known as FrontPage and is aimed at the gap between administrator / power user and fully fledged administrator access.  It allows a lot of client side customisations and opens up a lot of power for bespoke solutions.

    It shouldn't be used with earlier (SharePoint 2003 / 2001 sites)


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    • Marked as answer by Shabeaut Thursday, August 18, 2011 8:13 PM
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:52 AM
    Answerer
  • > It shouldn't be used with earlier (SharePoint 2003 / 2001 sites)

    My statement earlier in this thread was "3. SharePoint Designer 2007 is a free download (previously a chargeable product) in the line of products that started with FrontPage. It is for customizating SharePoint 2007 (and SharePoint 2003) sites."

    You CAN use SPD 2007 with WSS 2.0 and SPS 2003. Some of the functions in SPD 2007 are only available with SP 2007 sites but you can still use SPD 2007 with WSS 2.0 or SPS 2003 for all the same functions that you had available to you when using FP 2003 with WSS 2.0 and SPS 2003.

     [Typically because of the problems of having mixed Office installations on client PCs which were just as problematical then as now, you would run SPD 2007 on clients that also had Office 2007 and would run FP 2003 on clients that had Office 2003. So if still working with WSS 2.0 and SPS 2003 sites while having upgraded your client PC to Word 2007 / Excel 2007 etc. you would add SPD 2007 and use that ignoring the fact that some menu functions wouldn't work.]

     Mike


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters


    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, August 19, 2011 6:32 AM Tpically section added
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 2:33 PM
  • Hello Steven Andrews

           I am  using WSS 3.0 and now I downloaded the Sharepoint Designer 2007 which I
    am now using.

           So to sum it up I am using Windows 2003 Server, WSS 3.0 and now Sharepoint
    Designer 2007.

           I am having a problem with Sharepoint Designer 2007 which I will post.

        Thank you
        Shabeaut

     

     

    Thursday, August 18, 2011 8:12 PM