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  Asked By: Bob    Date: May 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 794

I am deploying sharepoint on Internet for the first time. No Anonymous Access All users are member of AD. Is there anything that I need to keep in mind before deploying it on Internet? How different it would be from normal deployment on Intranet?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: May 23

Stuff to keep in mind - first of all, sharepoint  is intended as an
intranet solution, and you will see this behavior many times in many
ways. First off, authentication- users  will be prompted for
credentials whenever they're uploading or downloading files - you
don't get the benefit of integrated windows authentication when
people aren't logged onto machines on the domain and accessing an
intranet site. SSL can be kind of a pain as well. Also, if a user
doesn't have office loaded on the machine you'll lose a lot of

Answer #2    Answered By: Harshini Raju     Answered On: May 23

I would say "you'll lose a lot of functionality" is an overstatement.
From memory, things you can't do with SharePoint 2003 using Office XP:

-Export an entire list (offline edit/synchronization)
-Edit in DataSheet
-Upload multiple documents simultaneously
-Outlook alert management (was that in XP or not?)
-Shared Workspace task pane from within Office application
-Create WSS Webs (Workspaces) from Office
-Link Contact and Event lists to Outlook
-Automatically collect metadata when a document is saved
-Simultaneously search across multiple Webs/libraries
-Minor enhancements here and there

I think that most of these can be classified as nice to have rather than
deal killers. What else do you loose?

Answer #3    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: May 23

These were some additional Office XP and Internet issues that we hit:

"Edit in place" for office documents didn't work
Frequent requests for login credentials when moving between SP,
office and document library explorer views

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