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SharePoint Portal Server
A closely related product is SharePoint Portal Server, which is in essence SharePoint Services on
steroids. Whereas SPS is designed for workgroup-level collaboration, SharePoint Portal Server
has the power for enterprise-wide collaboration by permitting the creation of multiple SPSs — such
as sites for the individual workgroups and departments and then linking them together. If you are
using SharePoint Portal Server instead of SPS, many of the concepts and techniques presented in this
chapter will still be applicable.
One thing that SPS does not do is email. Though SPS can be configured to send email notification
messages to users, it does not act as an email client that lets you receive and send email messages
yourself. Note, however, that some service providers bundle standard POP/IMAP or Exchange
email accounts with SharePoint Services hosting.
Working with Shared Contacts
One of the features of SPS is the ability to share contacts. SPS can maintain a shared contacts list
that lets all team members access those contacts that are needed for the team to operate. This
shared contacts list can interact with your Outlook contacts in various useful ways.
Viewing Shared Contacts
To view the shared contacts list on your SPS server, log in to the SPS site using your web browser.
On the left, click the Contacts link under Lists, as shown in Figure 29.1. Your browser displays the
shared contacts list as shown in Figure 29.2.
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