RE: Sharepoint Services
Jim Carter asked a question about Sharepoint services for (OpenSuSE) Linux.
This is the response I jusr received from Novell.
Features of MS Sharepoint are not under the control of Novell. MS-SPoint is
product, therefore they control all features of their product, including
what MS-SP uses
and will work with as clients.
Currently it seems that MS-SP is heavily dependent upon Active-X technology
and IE is the only
browser with this technology and IE will not run natively on a Linux/Unix
system. It seems that
MS-SP will work with Firefox (and therefore all Novell Linux products), but
in a limited fashion.
You would go to Microsoft in order to learn the limits of this
To be noted, IE can be made to run inside of CrossOver from
[url]www.codeweavers.com[/url] (an emulation
program) on top of SLED. But whether this will support MS-SP in this
emulated environment is once
again a question to put to Microsoft.
Finally, Novell offers an Open Standards version of MS-SP in the form of
Novell's Teaming and Conferencing
that will work with any browser, and therefore any OS that can run any
Hope this clarifies the issue.
Re: Sharepoint Services
> Currently it seems that MS-SP is heavily dependent upon Active-X technology[color=blue]
> and IE is the only
> browser with this technology and IE will not run natively on a Linux/Unix
> system. It seems that
> MS-SP will work with Firefox (and therefore all Novell Linux products), but
> in a limited fashion.[/color]
Interestingly, in at least the Sharepoint 2003 version, there isn't a single
feature I can think of that would normally require Active-X. I'm told
Sharepoint 07 is quite a bit better, and maybe ActiveX is required to provide
some of the functionality. But the 2003 version could be implemented in
than the functionality provided by Joomla natively.