Looks like I need to setup SharePoint Servecis 3.0 SP1 and start playing around. See what can be done with just SharePoint Services 3.0, provided with all Server 2003 licenses, before needing to add MOSS into the mix and add to the price & complexity of solutions.
Templates for SharePoint Products and Technologies offer a variety ready-to-use, pre-built solutions for business applications, role-based portals, site look and feel, and more. These templates also provide a starting point for custom development and are intended to help jumpstart the deployment of SharePoint-based applications and solutions.
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Deployment for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology
Before installing Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, be sure you have reviewed the information in Planning and architecture for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology .
These topics take you step by step through the process of installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a stand-alone server, deploying in a simple server farm, deploying in an environment in which database administrators create and manage databases, or installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in Windows Server® 2008.
Welcome to the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Community Portal!
This is an experiment. Yes, we are "eating our own dogfood" by using our product (Office SharePoint Server 2007) to power our new community portal, which shall be your starting point for the worldwide SharePoint community.
We aspire to make "SharePoint" synonymous with "community" as much as it already connotes "sharing" and "collaboration." So, welcome, give us plenty of feedback and enjoy the ride!
The Community Kit for SharePoint is a set of best practices, templates, Web Parts, tools, and source code that enables practically anyone to create a community website based on SharePoint technology for practically any group of people with a common interest.
Files and source code for the CKS are available for download from CodePlex at http://www.codeplex.com/cks.