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  • I am researching SP hosting, and am seeing lots of versions, which I don't know how to compare.  Would love a link or explanation that helps. I'm seeing all the following:

    MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0/SP Foundation 2010/SP 2007/SP 2010

    My needs right now are literally to serve up documents to various users, and ideally (as I posted elsewhere) to get different versions of pages (i.e., different files appearing) based on login.

    One other thing I want to make sure of...I'm assuming that SP is the type of thing where, if I have it hosted and start to be disappointed with the host, it's literally like building any webpage, where I just move the structure over to another host, update the MX record on our site, and bam, I'm now hosted by someone else.  Correct?  In other words, I'm not locked in to a provider bc of some quirk of SP (sorry, new to this, so I am asking new questions...just covering my bases).

    Thanks for any guidance on how to quickly navigate the playing field of svcs.


    Monday, October 10, 2011 8:34 PM

Answers

  • Right, SharePoint, as with most software packages, has an interative release cycle, meaning that you've seen two options.

    • SharePoint 2007 is the previous version of the product
    • SharePoint 2010 is the current version

    Now, each of these has a different flavours.  A free, limited edition version, and licensed editions with more features, options and so on.  With this in mind, we can revisit the following definitions as below: -

    • SharePoint 2007: WSS 3.0 (Windows SharePoint Services) is free.  MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) is the paid edition.  It has both standard and enterprise editions
    • SharePoint 2010: SharePoint Foundation is the free, limited feature version.  This is sometimes called WSS 4.0.  SharePoint 2010 standard / enterprise also exist.

    Looking at your second question, most deployments of SharePoint you can host internally.  Each commercial hosting company will have different options for allowing the import/export of content, so you'd need to research that accordingly.


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    • Proposed as answer by KSDN Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Qiao WeiModerator Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:04 AM
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:40 AM
    Answerer

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  • Right, SharePoint, as with most software packages, has an interative release cycle, meaning that you've seen two options.

    • SharePoint 2007 is the previous version of the product
    • SharePoint 2010 is the current version

    Now, each of these has a different flavours.  A free, limited edition version, and licensed editions with more features, options and so on.  With this in mind, we can revisit the following definitions as below: -

    • SharePoint 2007: WSS 3.0 (Windows SharePoint Services) is free.  MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) is the paid edition.  It has both standard and enterprise editions
    • SharePoint 2010: SharePoint Foundation is the free, limited feature version.  This is sometimes called WSS 4.0.  SharePoint 2010 standard / enterprise also exist.

    Looking at your second question, most deployments of SharePoint you can host internally.  Each commercial hosting company will have different options for allowing the import/export of content, so you'd need to research that accordingly.


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    • Proposed as answer by KSDN Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Qiao WeiModerator Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:04 AM
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:40 AM
    Answerer
  • many thanks, Steven, for the guidance.
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:49 PM