eyalshahar

I am planning a new web application and considering MOSS as the platform.

Since I'm new to MOSS, I need to find out if my requirements are applicable.

Any help (partial) would be appreciated.

Here are the requirements:

  1. Using tabs within a page, where clicking a tab changes the content (either AJAX based or just by switching layers visibility)
  2. Having a preview pane that shows details of an object selected from a list (somethign like outlook preview style)
  3. Lightbox functionality (an HTML layer floating over the page while the background is darkened)
  4. Filtering lists using drop-down menus without refreshing the page
  5. Cascading drop-down menus (selecting one changes the content of the next) without refreshing the page
  6. Mailing system with usage sattistics
  7. Automatic email messages with dynamic content

Again - if you could answer even one question - it would help.

Thanks.



Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Moss (SP 2007) capabilities

Gary A. Bushey MVP

1) MOSS' menu structure mimics this quite well. Each sub-site under the home site can have an entry on the menu bar which sort of looks like a tab. If that does not work there is a multipage meeting template that uses tabs.

2) Not all lists have this but there are some that do this by using the Preview Pane style in the list's view

3) Ummm....have not seen this (that I know of) but if it can be done using ASP.Net 2.0 master pages you can do it in MOSS.

4) this is not out of the box

5) If I understand what you want, the built-in menuing system does do this

6) There are reports that you can view although they are not mailed out automatically

7) Not sure what you are looking for here. MOSS has Email alerts which tell you when things change but that is it as far as I know of .






Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Moss (SP 2007) capabilities

eyalshahar

Hi Gary.

Thanks for the quick and detailed answers.

Let me clarify some of the questions:

1) Tabs: If I understand you correctly, that means that each "tab" is a different page, and switching between tabs requires page refresh. Is that right

6) Mailing system: I was referring to a newsletter system, with reports of reading/clicking them.

7) Dynamic mail messages: Here's an example - When a user registers to the site, I want to send a predefined message, like "Welcome. Your username is ###", while ### is pbviously a dynamic parameter.

Eyal.





Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Moss (SP 2007) capabilities

Gary A. Bushey MVP

1) you are correct.

6) There is nothing built-in that handles this type of functionality

7) That example is built-in but others may not be.