Windows SharePoint Services takes file sharing to a new level.
Instead of just dumping files into directories, Windows SharePoint Services supplies Web sites with document storage and retrieval with check-in and check-out functionality, version history, custom metadata, and flexible, customizable views. Users can find and share data, with the added assurance that data will not be lost.


You can share many kinds of information.
SharePoint sites store event calendars, contacts, Web links, discussions, issues lists, announcements, and much more. By using Windows SharePoint Services, you can create smart places that help your users share information and get work done, not just a place to save files.


Users get the authority, flexibility, and customization they need.
You can grant users (admins, drawing managers etc) the ability to create sites, allow them to control site membership, monitor site usage directly, and moderate content submissions. Users can even create site templates and share them with one another, reusing customized, proven site solutions.


If you want to start small, Windows SharePoint Services runs on a single computer.
Despite the fact that it was engineered to scale to large enterprise deployments, Windows SharePoint Services runs well on deployments for small business, departmental, or pilot environments.


You can use Microsoft Office System 2003 as a powerful set of collaboration tools.
Thanks to the Web services provided by Windows SharePoint Services, programs in the Microsoft Office System—including Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Microsoft Office InfoPath, and Microsoft Office OneNote—can use information in SharePoint sites natively. Programs in the Microsoft Office System allow users to add members to sites, assign tasks, and communicate with members both by e-mail or in real time by using online presence, all while working on documents stored in SharePoint sites. With Microsoft Office Outlook, users can view calendars and contact lists stored on SharePoint sites and can create and manage sites devoted to editing documents and organizing meetings.


Take AutoCAD Drawing Management to a new level.
Manage, publish, view and markup AutoCAD drawing files. Allow a SharePoint user to access and view AutoCAD files with their web browser, without requiring the original AutoCAD application or any AutoCAD software expertise.
SharePoint-accessed AutoCAD files can be viewed, measured, marked up, and printed to scale without modifying or ever having access to the original AutoCAD files. Markups are saved as separate XML overlays in the SharePoint vault.