Integration with Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 integrates with the core platform and advanced components of MOSS. MOSS includes several server products and components that are built on the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 platform.

Because PS 2007, MOSS , and related products are built on the common SharePoint Products and Technologies platform, developers can use a common set of development tools and techniques to integrate and extend all of the products.

Components of MOSS

MOSS aggregates services and applications that were previously separate products. For example, the functionality of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) 2002 are now part of Office SharePoint Server 2007. In addition, MOSS adds new administrative, collaboration, business process management, and business intelligence features along with Excel Web Services, Enterprise Content Management, a common search architecture, and workflow.
The figure below shows the major application features and components of MOSS and the shared application and administration services.

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  1. Anonymous

    My name is Juan
    juansu @ avanade dot com.

    Was wondering if you had any thoughts for or against using the Project Server 2007 integration in SP2007 as a project management engine for a custom application.

    Let’s say for example you need to build an web application that manages for example, the set of projects involved in moving a company’s employees and assets to another location.
    The website would assist the workers in the tasks they had to do.

    Instead of building from scratch I believe one could start with the set of dependant tasks and goals defined in Project Server, upload those to Sharepoint 2007
    In which case the tasks defined in Project Server would manifest themselves as different task types so that for example when a worker comes to his screen and sees his set of tasks
    He/she will click on this task and either go to a set of connected aspx pages or sharepoint workflow.

    This will save time from having to create the boilerplate security, navigation etc… and would provide business people with an understandable documentation, the Microsoft Project interface
    to understand what’s done and what needs to be done.

    You get reporting right out of the box to gain visibility into the state of the project with nice UI controls already built like gant charts etc…
    Stakeholder would be able to see the project velocity and make decisions whether the project needs to be scaled up, out whatever.
    All this out of the box.

    All that would need to be developed would be the pages/workflow that branches off each task.

    Basically Project Server would provide an underlying engine for the functionality.

    I would like to know if this is sound thinking.

    Thank you.

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