So, what features can you expect in SharePoint 2007? The answer depends on what version you implement: MOSS or WSS. Following is a list of everyday scenarios showing you how SharePoint can make things easier for you and your users. Chapter 10 provides more detailed steps on how to create a SharePoint environment that solves these problems.
1.6.1. Alerts (WSS and MOSS)
One feature that both WSS and MOSS offer is something Microsoft refers to as alerts. An alert is a request you create in SharePoint to be notified by e-mail when SharePoint content changes (for example, when a document is updated, a contact is deleted, or a News item is added). Using alerts, you can be sure to keep yourself updated about changes to information that is important to you! SharePoint will send you an e-mail to notify you what has happened. The following information types are examples of what can be watched by alerts:
Complete document libraries, or single documents and files.
Complete picture libraries or single pictures.
Contact lists or single contacts.
Link lists or single links.
News lists or single news items.
Event lists or single events.
Alerts can watch a lot more places and types of information, as you will see in Chapter 10. This is extremely useful — you will no longer miss any important updates!
1.6.2. RSS (WSS and MOSS)
A new feature in SharePoint 2007 is support for the relatively new Really Simple Syndication technique. Using this feature a user can also ...
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