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Leveraging MOSS 2007

  Asked By: Johanna    Date: Oct 14    Category: MOSS    Views: 698

General question:

Aside from using it as a collaboration tool what would you say it could
be leveraged for/how do you use it? ie. Publishing specific
content/information to a public presence, mysites for blogs and wikis,
etc....

Just want everyones take.

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9 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Anuj Lakhe     Answered On: Oct 14

The 3 biggies missing from your list are workflow, BI and document
management.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Lee Dickerson     Answered On: Oct 14

I take it you mean Business Intelligence? and thanks folks, keep the
ideas coming.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Aditiya Kapale     Answered On: Oct 14

Any tracking application, replace all Office client applications (like
Access, Excel, Word, etc.).

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Cristopher Gould     Answered On: Oct 14

Along with the collaboration, we are selling MOSS as
an enterprise system of systems. We are taking all of
our standalone web-based systems and providing web
parts to view its data. We are also providing
drill-down capability into these stove-piped systems.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Oct 14

So this is what I have so far:

Business Intelligence
Tracking/Workflow
Document Management
Wikis
Blogs
Collaborative Environment
System of systems (like this one. Actually had a client asking me if
we could do something like this for them)
Publishing
Multilingual environments
MySites

This is the one I am still confused on:
From TODD "Any tracking application, replaces all Office client
appolications..." (sorry Todd, I never did say I was the fastest
mind on the block )

Any other ideas?

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Jonathon Palmer     Answered On: Oct 14

Enterprise Content Deployment ie. Dev>testing>Production deployment using
ECM

Records Management (Sarbanes/Oaxley)

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Aastha Patel     Answered On: Oct 14

Look, WSS v3 (like the .NET Framework itself) represents a set of out of
the box functionality that rocks.

From the hip:
You can create page templates that can be used by end users to create as
many named instances as they want leaving me with the ability to perform
mass updates as the need arises. Those pages can be personalized with
out of the box and custom components (Web Parts) that those same end
users can use to construct any application that they need. These
components can also be personalized. The WSS platform includes a way to
define tabular data called a list that looks strikingly like a database
table but can be altered at will via a browser by the end user
themselves. There lists dynamically generate CRUD (create, review,
update, and delete) and manage functionality based entirely on the
fields that the end user wants to track. This will auto-adjust based
upon the whim of those same end users when they change their minds next
week. Oh, and if binary documents are a part of what must be managed,
the entire interface is hotwired directly into the entire Office suite.
All of this can be secured using Active Directory (or whatever
proprietary authentication provider you'd like) again by the end user.
There are alerts, workflow, search, and a large contingent of other
functionality just waiting to be tapped.

So, think of WSS as an application development platform with a ton of
configurable options that allow end users (or more accurately the
technically included power users among them) to assemble applications
based upon their needs. No, it won't replace your large accounting
system, your order shipping and billing system, or even your CRM system.
I wouldn't say that the sky is the limit but what application can you
imagine that you cannot build using WSS?

I currently see three major platform busters for WSS v4 to overcome:
-Relational List Support
-Large List Support (1,000,000+ records per list)
-Standard OLEDB/ODBC-like access to Lists for reporting tools

 
Answer #8    Answered By: Akshay Gupta     Answered On: Oct 14

Got it... What lost me was the "replace Office...". I literally
took it to mean MS Office (the capital O threw me off ;) ). Thats
why I was confused. Now I understand. yeah, I can agree that it
definitely can be utilized in a multitude of ways as is and the
extensibility is virtually limitless if you have the know how... We
will see. Its still young and growing fast and, growing pains aside,
I'm glad to be working with it.

 
Answer #9    Answered By: Trinity Scott     Answered On: Oct 14
 
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