eWeek gives Microsoft SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 an Analyst Choice Award

After Michael Sampson, now also eWeek brings it’s review of MOSS 2007. Article gives you a good overview of MOSS 2007 …

SharePoint Server 2007 Is an (Able) Jack of All Trades

… When a product attempts to combine the functionality of many applications into one overarching platform, it’s inevitable that clichés about kitchen sinks and Swiss Army knives will pop up. And you’ll usually hear that these products can do many things but no one thing well.

With Microsoft’s Office SharePoint Server 2007, many of the Swiss Army knife clichés do apply. Microsoft has combined a wide variety of enterprise Web application functionality into this single platform. Whether your business needs a portal, Web content management, document management, team collaboration, forms-based BPM (business process management), or records and rights management application, SharePoint Server 2007 is Microsoft’s offered solution.

But while Microsoft may be putting all of its eggs in one basket (there go those clichés again), it’s not the case that SharePoint Server doesn’t do any one thing particularly well.

Yes, when it comes to high-level enterprise functionality, some areas of SharePoint Server 2007 come up short when compared to dedicated enterprise products. This is especially true when it comes to functions like document management, Web content management and BPM.

But SharePoint Server 2007 does many things very well, particularly where usability, manageability and interactive collaboration are concerned.

Most importantly—and the reason for which eWEEK Labs has given the platform an Analyst’s Choice award—SharePoint Server 2007 is the best product we’ve seen for getting a capable and feature-rich enterprise Web platform up and running quickly. …

Read on : eWeek.com