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
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.
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.