A few public websites have already popped up on MOSS Beta 2

   Although the B2TR release of MOSS (along with the rest of the 2007 Office system) will be publicly availability within the next couple of weeks, a few public websites have already been implemented on MOSS Beta 2. Since Microsoft does not provide production support to any customers running Beta 2, I would discourage anyone from doing so for a business critical function. Nevertheless, the following websites have been running Beta 2 for a few weeks or more without any significant problems.

·         http://www.wssdemo.com

·         http://new.culminisconnections.com

·         http://www.alphamosaik.com

·         http://www.hedkandi.com


   Although Microsoft will still not provide production support for B2TR sites except for a (very) limited number of customers in our Technology Adoption Program (TAP), I suspect that shortly after people get their hands on B2TR, many more sites will pop up even at the risk of not getting any support from Microsoft. So, if you have a public site built on MOSS 2007 or WSS V3, please leave a comment here with its URL and mention whether or not you’re part of the TAP.


   Of the sites listed above, I’m most impressed by http://www.hedkandi.com simply because it looks nothing like a typical SharePoint site. I call it “a SharePoint site with extreme branding.” A few days ago, I found out that the site had been developed by a Microsoft Certified Partner, who’s a member of the TAP, so I’ve invited them to do a guest blog entry here with details on how they used SharePoint Designer and various features (content types, field controls, content deployment, etc.) of SharePoint Server to implement the site. Expect to see it in the next week or two.


   You can also expect to see some relevant and detailed blog entries from the MOSS Web Content Management feature team over the next few weeks.


   [Update 09/10: A little bit more info about the Hed Kandi website can be found here.]



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