I'm investigating the use of SharePoint for relatively simple content management functionality service for use within university systems.
I'm totally new to SharePoint (and originally from a Linux background), so am not very up-to-speed with the various versions and licenses.
What I'm wondering is, does the basic Windows SharePoint Services provide content management functionality, or is that something that only comes with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server?
The content management required is quite basic I feel -- a web-based interface to allow for the creation of public-facing web-based HTML content. The content will be mostly textual information, with images and links to documents contained within. Customisation of the public-facing side is important. And, ideally, the actual content-editing on the administrative side should be fairly easy for non-technical users. The features required are along the lines of:
- Image upload, and subsequent inclusion in textual content
- Document upload, and subsequent inclusion in textual content
- Link creation (both to internal and external content)
- WYSIWYG content creation
- Suitability for non-technical users
- Role-dependent content visibility
- Preview content before publishing
- Highly customisable layout and look’n’feel (for public facing sections)
- Customisable links in menus
From perusing the Wikipedia pages for both products, I get the impression WSS does provide content management, but perhaps MOSS provides more advanced CMS on top.