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Beginning SharePoint® 2007 Administration: Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Göran Husman

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6.2. MOSS Sites

To take advantage of the many interesting and cool features of the sites in a MOSS environment, you need to know more about its functionality and how to use it in an optimal way. The following sections will give you this knowledge. Just remember that this section is about MOSS sites, not WSS sites. If you are running MOSS, you should read all of this information. On the other hand, if you just implement WSS, you should still read this section about MOSS so that you will understand what you are missing!

6.2.1. Comparing MOSS with SPS 2003

In the predecessor of MOSS, you built an intranet portal with a home page and several other pages, such as News, Topics, and Sites. All these pages were referred to as areas, but the truth is that these areas were a special type of WSS site. So, the Home area was the top site, and the other areas were subsites. In other words, the portal site was a site collection, completely separated from any other site collection based on WSS. Any time you created a new WSS site using the Sites area in the portal, you actually created a new WSS site collection. It surely looked like these WSS site collections were organized under the portal site collection, since their URL address indicated that, but they were not. For example, if you had http://portal as the URL to the portal site, all its WSS sites got a URL that started with http://portal/site. A WSS site collection named Sales would then get the URL http://portal/sites/sales, as Figure ...

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