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SharePoint 2010 - Overview

This article explains what SharePoint 2010 is and provides an overview of its capabilities and features.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint 2010, you and your team can set up websites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions. SharePoint 2010 is a platform for hosting shared activities over the web, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions.

So, what can SharePoint can do for you?

  • SharePoint allows you and your team to store files in a shared team space so that everyone has access to the latest versions.
  • It can store copies of earlier versions so you never have to worry about loosing earlier work
  • SharePoint is a collaboration tool. By sharing documents, you can also collaborate on work.
  • Depending on how your site is setup, you can check documents in and out for editing.
  • SharePoint seamlessly integrates with Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Access.
  • SharePoint also provides a search tool for finding information on your site.

SharePoint offers your team full security over your site. Security settings are managed within your team by site owners.There's much more you can do with SharePoint including sharing Calendars, team directories, task lists, and so forth.

Members of your department or team using your SharePoint site are defined by roles. The roles permit and restrict access to site features.

There are three roles in SharePoint:

  • Reader is someone who is only permitted to browse your site. They can view information, but not make changes to pages and documents.
  • Contributor is the most common role on SharePoint. This is someone who can upload and download documents, edit documents, and edit and create pages.
  • Site owner is someone with full access to the site. They can create additional sub-sites, manage site security, set up permissions, and control site configurations.

Contact the site administrator with questions or problems using your site such as adding new elements like project task lists, or altering the way document access is set up.

Video Tutorial:

SharePoint 2010 Overview [5:20]

Keywords:share_point, roles   Doc ID:25296
Owner:Joe M.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2012-07-26 10:47 CDTUpdated:2017-05-02 06:55 CDT
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