About Windows SharePoint Services
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What is SharePoint?

Windows® SharePoint™ Services is more than just a website. SharePoint is a team based collaboration tool which allows you to share information and work in a team environment with other members of your company, group, organization, or even with your clients or vendors. SharePoint is not meant to replace your traditional web site or web store, but instead to present you with team based, organizational tools. Once your SharePoint site is activated, you can start adding users and building your site right away. SharePoint also includes integration with the Microsoft Office Suite, which allows you to use your SharePoint site with software you are already familiar with and use on a day-to-day basis.

System requirements for Windows® SharePoint™ Services 3.0

Since Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 runs entirely on the server, the only requirement for you is one of the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Windows
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 for Windows
  • Firefox 1.5 for Windows, Linux/Unix or Mac OS X
  • Netscape Navigator 7.2 for Linux/Unix
  • Netscape Navigator 8.1 for Windows
  • Safari 2.0 for Mac OS X

Please note that some functionality requires the use of Internet Explorer and the full experience may not be available with other browsers.

SharePoint Platform

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 runs on Windows 2003 that is running IIS v. 6.0. By default, SharePoint Services 3.0 installs the SQL Server 2005 to support all local back-end database requirements.

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