Alletec helps you build solutions with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server for -
Collaboration, Portals, Business Intelligence, Business Processes, Enterprise
Content Management and Search.
In the form of Extranets and Intranets, portals provide users with a single place
for accessing information. The source of this can come from a variety of places
– within and outside the organization. MOSS provides a number of ways to facilitate
corporate communication – some of them provided by web based components called
– Web parts. These include:
The blog template provides a way to create a blog on each user’s My Site within
SharePoint, enabling people to share new discoveries or initiatives
Simple Content Editing
The Content Editor allows business users to easily type content directly in the
context of a web page.
Announcements and Events
SharePoint supports creation of announcements and event listings (such as a calendar).
Announcements are used to share news (short and extended versions), can have an
expiration dates, and Event Listings provide a calendar view of time sensitive meetings.
MOSS includes native support for news – News Web parts. News items can be
published to the home page and can also be managed by an approval workflow. News
can be targeted to specific user audience
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
MOSS supports the use of Web parts to consume and display RSS feeds.
Access to external structured data
MOSS enables the mapping of externally located structured data for easy display
and search of the external data, without writing any code, through Business Data
Portals provide an environment to collect and share information. This sharing is
at the core of collaboration. The centralization for storing and managing content
helps in incremental creation of corporate data. MOSS handles the key aspects of
collaboration – accessibility, security, auditing and retrieval. MOSS provides
a number of features and functionality to provide a robust collaboration environment.
Virtual Team Workspaces
Team Sites and Workspaces provide a web based location for all virtual team content,
including both – structured and unstructured data.
SharePoint document libraries provide a key storage mechanism for unstructured content,
enabling version control, metadata, apply business rule based work-flow, and sharing
features including control item-level accessibility. Additionally, the enterprise
search feature of MOSS provides a way to quickly locate these documents.
User or Group based Security
MOSS enables properly authorized users to control the visibility of content. This
accessibility can be associated with a list of specific users from Active Directory,
LDAP or another authorization source.
MOSS provides a framework to store critical information in a single, authoritative
location. This ensures that all users access the same version of the document. MOSS
facilitates the consolidation process by providing a number of ways to reference
a single document. These include:
Enterprise search of MOSS is perhaps the simplest way to quickly aggregate disparate
The MOSS site directory helps organize a set of team sites and workspaces under
a single searchable and browsable interface. It is a simple way to organize both
SharePoint sites, as well as internal and external Websites, complete with metadata.
MOSS is a good place to provide business insight to users that will enable them
to make better decisions. The report center template enables giving users a place
within the portal to view reports, spot trends, and review scorecards.
RSS feeds enable publishing of announcements and news, as well as publishing of
any data residing in SharePoint lists. This helps in reuse of list content.
Content Query Web Part
This displays a dynamic of content obtained from the SharePoint site. Items from
single or multiple lists can be aggregated in to a single view.
Business Data Web Part
This enables end-users to integrate back-end databases in to the SharePoint user
experience using the Business Data Catalog. It is a powerful way to create a single
view of data that is scattered in many databases and web-services enabled data sources
throughout the organization.
Data View Web part
It allows a page designer to consume structured data (XML, SharePoint, Web-service
or a Database) and presented the formatted results, filtered or grouped, in a standard
web part interface.
MOSS provides a predictable structure so users can reliably navigate and search
to find the authoritative information that was consolidated. This makes it easier
to distribute new functionality, and ensure consistency in data collection and communication.
MOSS provides several ways to distribute functionality and ensure consistency. These
A set of standard master pages to ensure consistent look and feel across content
managed web pages
Site and List Templates
Self service collaboration tools (to increase productivity) in the form of a controlled
set of templates to create team or project based sites
The MOSS feature of ‘Content Types’ enables an organization to create
a pre-defined set of site columns and document templates for a given purpose –
making it easier to maintain consistent document formats and storage locations.
Content types can include – associated document template, required metadata
columns, and consistent workflow and retention policies.
Define document retention policies on document libraries and lists, allowing automatic
deletion or archiving of content