What Are The SharePoint Services?
The SharePoint Services are the little brother to Microsofts SharePoint Portal Server. They are designed to allow users to organize and to more easily share information in a collaborative environment. For example, lets go back to the example that I gave earlier in which a group of users needed to share a common document related to a project. Rather than trying to maintain the document in the usual way, the team could create a SharePoint Web site with a document library. The document library would allow users in the group to check the document in and out, thus guaranteeing that there was no chance of two users updating the document simultaneously. The document library can also maintain previous versions of documents so that if the team needed to revert to a previous version they could easily do so without having to restore a backup. The document library even offers a manageable set of permissions that control who can read, create, or modify documents. You can even structure approval rou