Tim Jones is a web developer at Bracewell & Giuliani. He has specialized in database design, extranets, server-side applications, and systems integration for more than 10 years. Tim blogs about software development at simplyaprogrammer.com.
Executive Summary: An extranet is a network that companies use to exchange information with clients, customers, or business partners.Because of its ease of use, document management capabilities, security, search, and change notification, Microsoft SharePoint has emerged as one of the top platforms on which to build an extranet.
I recently finished an extranet system implementation using Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0.