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The Feature Set:

Feature Main Purpose More Information

Business Data Catalog

Enables you to present line-of-business data within SharePoint Server 2007. For example, using Business Data Catalog, you can search an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site and retrieve information from back-end systems such as customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning applications. It is a new feature of Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Business Data Catalog

Single Sign-on

Provides storage and mapping of credentials such as account names and passwords so that SharePoint site–based applications can retrieve information from the third-party applications and back-end systems, for example, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relations Management (CRM) systems. This feature has been extended in Office SharePoint Server 2007 to support custom single sign-on providers.

Single Sign-on

Excel Services

Enables you to load, calculate, and display Excel workbooks on Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Excel Services also allows you to view live, interactive workbooks using only a browser. You can save Excel workbooks and interact with them from within portal sites. Using Excel Services, you can control which data is displayed and maintain a single version of your Excel workbook. You can also easily reuse and share Excel workbooks on portals and dashboard.

You can also develop applications that call Excel Web Services to calculate, set, and extract values from workbooks, as well as refresh external data connections. In addition, you can extend Excel Calculation Services using user-defined functions (UDFs).

Creating Custom Solutions with Excel Services

Web Part Filters

Enables you to slice and dice data in data-rich business intelligence sites and enable code reuse. Web Part Filters provide a user interface (usually, but can be hidden) that allows the user to provide search or filter criteria for a query on data such as a database table or a list. When you connect a Web Part filter to one or more Web Parts on the page, they display filtered results of the query. This is a new feature in Windows SharePoint Services V3. Office SharePoint Server 2007 offers some default filters that you can use.

Filter Web Parts

User Profiles

Enable you to search for and connect with people within your organization, based on information published about them. Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides a new search scope for searching people and supports importing user profile information from most directories, databases and web services. This feature has been extended in Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Personalizing Your Portal


Enables you to target content to people according to their membership in a particular audience. Office SharePoint Server 2007 supports targeting to rule-based audiences, Distribution Lists, and Windows SharePoint Services groups. This feature has been extended in Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Personalizing Your Portal

My Site

Enables you to have a one-stop shop for all of your personal, public, and personalized information. After you create a My Site, the Profile page displays your user profile information. You can use Personal site to provide personalized and customized information. Office SharePoint Server 2007 also supports Personalization Sites. Personalization Sites are personalized views of portal sites such as MyFinanceWeb or MyBenefits. Personalization sites display targeted content to users based on their membership in a particular audience or by slicing data. This feature has been extended in Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Personalizing Your Portal

Document Converters

Take a document of one file type, and generate a linked copy of that file in another file type.

Document Converters Overview

Document Information Panels

Enables users to specify all the metadata properties on a document at once, in one place in the client application, at any point when they are working with that document.

Document Information Panel Overview

Records Repository site template

Creates sites that implement the records repository Web Service, and have been customized for use as a records repository.

Records Repository Site Template

Information Management Policy

Manages your content according to your business processes by creating and applying sets of rules for different types of important content.

Introduction to Information Management Policy


Attaches custom business processes to documents and items in SharePoint Server.

Workflows in Office SharePoint Server 2007

Enterprise Search

Provides extensive and extensible content gathering, indexing, and querying. Supports full-text and keyword searches. Includes improved relevance algorithms to ensure relevant search results.

Searching in Office SharePoint Server 2007

Web Content Management

Enables you to author and manage branded content on the Web with minimal code and involvement from IT.

Managing Web Content

Master Pages and Page Layouts

Provides a consistent look and feel for your SharePoint site.

Page Layouts and Master Pages

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