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Ability for public users/viewers to access a SharePoint site site without authentication. Requires Internet Connector license on production front end server.
  
In SharePoint an IIS web server that hosts a unique instance(and URL) of a SharePoint site or site collection.
  
Authentication is the process of attempting to verify the digital identity of the sender of a communication such as a request to log in. The sender being authenticated, often referred to as the principal, may be a person using a computer, a computer itself or a computer program.
  
In a software system, this is the process of determining the access rights a user has to work with a given content item. For example, a user may have the right to view some content, edit other content, or may have no access to some or all content.
  
A blog is a Web site that enables you or your organization to quickly share ideas and information. Blogs contain posts that are dated and listed in reverse chronological order. People can comment on your posts, as well as provide links to interesting sites, photos, and related blogs.
  
The Business Data Catalog is a new feature of Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 that provides for incorporation of SAP® business data into Office SharePoint Server 2007 applications.
  
Required Microsoft client user license package to utilize SharePoint site functionality.
  
A group of reusable settings that describe the shared behaviors for a specific type of content. Content types can be defined for any item type in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, including documents, list items, or folders. Each content type can specify:
  
A collaborative discussion based web-part that shows the most recent discussion first, as well as the number of replies for each discussion. That way, you can quickly see which discussions have the most recent activity and which ones are the most popular. Members can also customize their own views of the discussion board.
  
A SharePoint document library is a place on a site where you can create, collect, and update files with others. Accessed via a web browser, users can check out, version and send alerts based up activity in the document library.
  
The ability of a system to keep track of a document throughout its life cycle, including what revisions have been made, who made the revisions, when they were made and other information pertinent to a given document. Often a version number will be assigned, identifying a "version" of a document as it exists in a given point in time.
  
An initial or early phase site of the UW SharePoint Service. Exisitng pre-production pilot sites would be considered Early Adopters if planning a migration to the UW central service.
  
Sharepoint email integration extends the value of the underlying service by enabling more fully-featured notification, providing the functionality needed for more complex processes, and providing users with the option of a one-stop destination where they can get their email, calendar, and tasks across both Exchange and Sharepoint.
  
Office SharePoint Server 2007 search functionality that respects security permissions, lets users go beyond documents and across site repositories to unlock information, find people, and locate expertise in the enterprise.
  
Excel Services is a Microsoft Office SharePoint technology that makes it simple to use, share, secure, and manage Microsoft Office Excel 2007 workbooks (.xslx, xslb) as interactive reports in a consistent way throughout the enterprise. Office Excel 2007 is the authoring tool and Excel Services is the reporting tool. Includes web access, development and calculation features used in SharePoint in conjunction with the Excel spreadsheet/workbook application.
  
The process of authenticating users across multiple IT systems or organizations that have distinct identity systems. Often involves the concept of a "single sign on" function allowing local authentication to provide for access to content across different/remote organizations.
  
A federation is an association of organizations that use a common set of attributes, practices and policies to exchange information about their users and resources in order to enable collaborations and transactions.
  
SharePoint forms are based on .NET Framework controls, are SharePoint lists created in HTML with custom fields that enhance user experience of SharePoint data.
  
The identity provider for an organization is an application that authenticates a user and issues an authentication response, which is transmitted back to a service provider ( via a browser) that in turn enables authorization for access of assets/content for that user.
  
Online service provider that make access decisions based on a user's log-in to his or her home organization. A "federated identity" system of trust that uses policy based security utilizing strong authorization controls over secure access. Provider-based mechanism for ensuring privacy in the exchange of identity and authorization attributes.
  
Index Server is designed to gather documents residing on multiple web servers to facilitate efficient search queries. Index servers gather data in the SharePoint web-server environment based upon scopes and filters.
  
InfoPath Forms Services in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provide a Web browser form-filling experience based on form templates that are designed in Microsoft Office ...
  
Per-server license that allows anonymous access to unlimited users over a public Internet connection.
  
Libraries are lists that contain documents. They contain extra features that other lists do not have, such as version control and check out and check in options. Document libraries contain files such as Microsoft Office Word files and Microsoft Office Excel files. Picture libraries contain images that can be viewed as thumbnails. Form libraries store InfoPath forms, and therefore, allow you to fill out forms and store and merge data.
  
Lists are tables of data with its own group of users, properties, and settings. Basic lists include tasks, contacts, discussions, surveys.
Custom lists are lists that you can write yourself. Special lists are lists used as part of the application to track information such as the members of the site.
  
The graphical and visual layout and design of SharePoint web-pages that will represent the site department/owner's desired web page layout, aesthetic and branding.
  
Information that is sent from one place to another. Often this takes the form of email that is sent to one or more users, or as an "instant" message, sent to another's desktop.
  
Metadata contains information about that data or other data. The data that describe the structure and workings of an organization's use of information, and which describe the systems it uses to manage that information
  
Personal view giving a user the ability to look at all the items that are created by, assigned to, and modified by the user. Personal website where information is stored, and rolling it up into a single view personalized for a specific user.
  
A test-phase early adoption SharePoint site that replicates production. In the UW SharePoint service offer there will be a free, standard 90 day Pilot program available to avaluate the application & service.
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