Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Often the issue of wanting to connect outside partners to a site in SharePoint comes up. The issue with this is that everyone who access an intranet must be provided with a MOSS CAL. If you want to be more flexible you will generally need to install a new server with WSS 3 and create a Workflow that links the information. Thus you can publish from your MOSS intranet to a WSS extranet.
But the long term answer is Live. Office Live will provide a outside location to host workspaces. You can download the Office Live extension and if it fits in your security model you can publish photos to your Live site and control access via .NET accounts.