SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) is described by Microsoft as an enterprise content management system
. However, under the covers it sports web content management, document management, search, collaboration and business intelligence, among other talents.
If you ask the experts, the primary target market for SharePoint is small and medium businesses (SMBs). If you ask SMBs you might get a different answer though — as the licensing model alone is enough to send most of them running, with tails tucked tightly between their legs.
What if you are a SMB who just wants a solid Web CMS for your external website? Has SharePoint been priced out of your space? What about the companies who bought into Microsoft CMS (MCMS) and were expecting to continue playing with Wild Billy and Redmond Content Wranglers?
The SMB Web CMS market, we assert, has been left high and dry by Microsoft.