Previously code-named "Tahoe", the new server will allow companies to find, share and publish corporate information more easily by broadening support for enterprise content sources and data types. Sharepoint Portal Server will also support "adaptive crawling", allowing the server to "learn" where information changes the most frequently on relevant sites.
"Organisations today want to ensure that the valuable corporate knowledge sorted in documents, Web servers, file servers, and e-mail is readily available to employees making decisions each day," said Gary Tugwell-Smith, Sharepoint Portal Server product manager.
The new server provides knowledge portal integration with the Microsoft Office and Windows operating system. The server will allow users to integrate existing enterprise systems, such as analytical and collaborative tools in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server, into their intranet portals.