Sharepoint upgrades on SBS
Can I also point people towards a recent article I wrote about installing Sharepoint on SBS 2003: http://www.saturnalliance.com.au/assets/68/files/installwss3.pdf and also my Supportweb website : supportweb.ciaops.net.au which has lots of Sharepoint & SBS2003 info. I also have similiar videos on installing Sharepoint at www.youtube.com/saturnalliance
There are some interesting points to note when you install Sharepoint, as the method in which the data is stored and limitations that may be incurred are very dependent on how you do the initial installation. There are also some other “options” rather than the “standard” Microsoft way in my opinion.
Copying this here.. someone asked why doesn’t Microsoft come out with a supported inplace upgrade to Sharepoint 2. They are. It’s called Cougar the next version of SBS. Remember that SBS is an integrated platform and it’s not trivial in terms of coding, support, testing to take out the v2 and insert in it’s place the v3. Add to that the (let’s be realistic folks) the business needs of not putting a huge amount of dev time/team time on a platform that is now 4 years old with the new platform right around the corner and it just doesn’t make technical sense nor economic sense to be putting that many resources onto a 4 year old platform. The resources are needed for Cougar.
(keep track of the posts about Cougar here — http://www.technorati.com/search/sbs+cougar?authority=a4&language=en )