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Introduction to SharePoint..........................................................1 Introduction to SharePoint Server 2003......................................2 About personal context............................................................2 About connected collaboration..................................................4 About the portal site................................................................7 About integrated enterprise......................................................8 Introduction to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007..........................................................................................10 Overview.............................................................................10

Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services...............................................................................12



Content management........................................................................16

SharePoint Server 2010............................................................18 What's New in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010...................................................................................18 New user interface.................................................................19


Social computing...................................................................28 Enterprise content management for documents, records, digital assets and Web content.........................................................30 Search.................................................................................34 Site management and customization........................................36 Business intelligence..............................................................38 Business Connectivity Services (BCS).......................................41 SharePoint customization using InfoPath and SharePoint Designer..............................................................................42

List of References......................................................................45

Introduction to SharePoint
The term “SharePoint” is often used informally to refer two things: 1. Microsoft technology (Windows SharePoint Services) and 2. Microsoft product (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007).

• Windows SharePoint Services is a technology built on Microsoft Windows Server, which may be used by any IT department to run their enterprise network. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 gives a basic set of features you can use to set up team sites and facilitate collaboration among team members. • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is a Microsoft server product that extends the features available in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to provide enterprise-scale support for an organization’s content publishing, content management, records management, or business intelligence needs.

SharePoint Portal Server delivers customization and personalization that is flexible. Based on Web Part Pages technology. SharePoint Portal Server provides a rich set of features focused on ensuring that users have easy access to relevant information from a variety of entry points. including by using Web sites based on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services to facilitate team collaboration.Introduction to SharePoint Server 2003 About personal context Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 creates a portal site that remembers who you are and what information you care about and work with." In addition to this audience. secure. you can create other audiences. and reliable. Site managers can customize the portal site to users based on specific criteria. Portal site users can personalize the site to facilitate collaboration or to provide custom views of their projects. o Web Part Pages and Web Parts SharePoint Portal Server provides site managers with a flexible policy for personalization and customization. SharePoint Portal Server includes an audience called "All portal users. These audiences can span one or more portal sites in a . such as by department or security group. By default. o Audiences SharePoint Portal Server allows you to target content to people according to their membership in a particular audience.

SharePoint Portal Server notifies you when content is modified or new content matching your criteria is available. After you create audiences. You can import user profile information directly from Microsoft Active Directory directory service or enter it manually. you can target content in the portal site for viewing by one or more specific audiences. alerts can notify you when Web discussion comments are added. such as documents. news or other areas. After you create an alert. such as Territory or Geography. In the case of documents. including content targeted to you based on your membership in a particular audience. You can also customize the default user profile page by adding properties according to the needs of your organization or to map to Active Directory data.deployment. You can choose to be alerted to content you find useful. you can display targeted content on the home page and on My Site. or a set of search results. You can view your alerts . By default. Index and search services use the profile information to improve search results. o My Site My Site is a personal SharePoint site created in the portal site that provides personalized and customized information for you. o User profiles User profiles allow you to search for and connect with people within your organization based on information people publish about themselves. Alerts SharePoint Portal Server can alert you about new or o updated information on topics that match your interests. User profile information is used to generate personal sites.

documents.  Best Bets Best Bets enhance search efficiency and provide guidance to users by directing them to people. area. sites. Search can find content stored in different sources. such as Web sites. documents. teams. For a more specific search. Index and search services. and to set other advanced search options. or date. and other information. such as by site. or other items considered particularly . and tasks and to leverage best practices by using the combined collaboration features of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. and databases.and alert results directly from My Site. file systems. You can also choose to receive alert results by e-mail About connected collaboration Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 facilitates easy. It enables people to work together on documents. The results can be organized in different ways. sites. you can use the advanced search option to search by properties of items. and other information o Index and search  Search SharePoint Portal Server provides a search feature that finds all types of content — people. as well as newly introduced people services. connected collaboration across an enterprise organization. • Finding and organizing sites. allow you to increase efficiency by finding relevant people. people. mail servers. sites. projects. and other items on the portal site — based on keywords you enter. to sort results by factors other than relevance.

After approval. o People services  User profiles User profiles allow you to search for and connect with people within your organization based on information they publish about themselves. The manager can then control what content appears in the area and who has access to it. they have the option to include its contents in search results.relevant to their search. and find what they need. o  Areas To make it easy for users to navigate. To control all of the content in an area. SharePoint Portal Server displays Best Bets at the top of a search results list. you can divide portal site content into areas. Index and search . browse.  Alerts You can ask to be alerted when changes occur to the results for a specific search.  Site Directory The Site Directory is the easiest way to add content to the portal site for searching. When a user adds a site. A search administrator can have sites automatically approved for searching or can manage approval for each site. a site is indexed and its contents appear in search results. Areas let you organize content — from documents to people to sites — into sets of related information even though the content can be stored in different sources and formats. the portal site administrator can assign a manager for the area.

SharePoint Portal Server allows both internal and external users to view and interact with . leverage best practices. and managing content SharePoint Portal Server enables you to easily share information. For example. SharePoint Portal Server includes a diverse collection of templates to meet business needs. projects. publishing. and work together with others on use the profile information to improve search results. including content targeted to you based on your membership in a particular audience.  My Site My Site is a personal SharePoint site created in the portal site that provides personalized and customized information for you. Some of the ways you can do that are by: o Creating Web sites based on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services  Windows SharePoint Services allows you to create a Web site by selecting a template that best suits the project. If you work with external customers or partners. collaborating. or if you have users who need to access data from outside of your organization's firewall. Audiences You can target content to a specific audience  based on a user's job or task. and other efforts. in an area called Human Resources.. a site administrator or the manager of that area can choose to add a news item targeted to all new employees that directs them to the New Employee Benefits site. • Sharing.

and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Document Workspaces offer a place for collaborating on documents with others. My Site is a personal site where you can add links to documents you work with often. publishing. You can use a Web browser with the portal site to perform tasks and search the portal. the Topics area lets you organize documents under different topic headings. It also facilitates people working together on documents. projects. o Managing. organize. . and other efforts by using the combined collaboration features of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. and other content regardless of location or format. and work together on documents. and collaborating on documents  SharePoint Portal Server offers a number of features that make it easy to find. After the sites are created. documents. The portal site provides access to information stored inside and outside your organization.the same content and data. SharePoint Portal Server can search these sites the same way it searches other content on the portal. allowing users to find people. About the portal site The portal site offers a centralized access point for finding and managing information. sites. A document library offers a central place to store documents and track changes.

You can customize the home page of the portal site to display organizational news and other important information. which divide content into sets of related information so it's easier for users to find what they want Creating a personal site. including those based on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. with collaboration features that let you facilitate projects. changes to content in an area. called My Site. From the portal site. or a new site added to the Site Directory Creating or linking to Web sites. document development. and meeting organization The portal site uses Web Part Page technology to organize and display information. users can perform tasks such as: • Searching for information stored in many different places and in many different formats Browsing through content by areas. You can easily add or remove Web Parts to customize the portal site for your organization. and Announcements. such as new matches to a search query. A Web Part Page consists of reusable. News. • • • • . customizable Web Parts such as Search. that provides a personal view of the portal information that's relevant to the user and that lets the user share information with others in the organization Asking to be alerted to new or changing information.

unified interface for enterprise users and highly flexible deployment options. . • Business applications SharePoint Portal Server can present specific applications and customized content based on the user’s functional group and organizational role. which is fast and scalable and uses ASP. By using the latest technologies. common language runtime. and a secure infrastructure to deliver better performance and greater integration. The content manager can then control what content appears in the area and who has access to the area. Web Forms and Web Part Pages.NET Framework.About integrated enterprise Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 provides an architecture that addresses the most demanding performance needs. scalable. • Microsoft architecture . Through its flexible deployment options — from single server to server farm configurations — SharePoint Portal Server is designed to have high availability and manageability. • Single sign-on The single sign-on service is an authentication process that permits a user to enter one name and password to access multiple applications. • Delegated administration The portal site administrator can assign different managers for areas in the portal site.NET.NET enterprise. distributed SharePoint Portal Server is built on the . SharePoint Portal Server provides a centralized.

You can also conduct effective searches for people. and other types of information from Alerts Alerts notify users of updates to relevant information. documents. which are the automated movements of documents or items through specific sequences of actions or tasks that are related to a business process. content management.• Index and search services different sources. These services help users find people. . You can quickly create SharePoint sites that support specific content publishing. records management. and data. participate in forms-driven business processes. documents. servers. Office SharePoint Server 2007 is designed to work effectively with other programs. For example. sites. and access and analyze large amounts of business data. In addition. • Introduction to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Overview Office SharePoint Server 2007 is a server program that is part of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. such as the approval process for an expense report. in many 2007 Office release programs. you can initiate or participate in workflows. or business intelligence needs. It is the successor to SharePoint Server 2003. and technologies in the 2007 Office release.

• Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Take document libraries offline. while helping to protect any proprietary information. such as financial models. so that your site has a consistent look and feel. and cascading style sheets. and enable them for use in a Web browser. .NET technology. that is embedded in the worksheet. or customize sites by using the latest ASP. • Microsoft Office Access 2007 Take a SharePoint list offline and use the reporting features in Office Access 2007 to view the data and create reports while travelling. • Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Create and customize Office SharePoint Server 2007 sites and workflows. You can use these worksheets to maintain and efficiently share one central. Create your own master pages and content pages. publish them to an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site. up-to-date version. established Web standards such as Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) code. • templates.The following list offers examples of how specific 2007 Office release programs work with Office SharePoint Server 2007: • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Create a library of PowerPoint slides that can be shared with other users on an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site. Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 Design browser-compatible form SharePoint folders are displayed just as other Outlook folders are. • Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Save worksheets on a SharePoint site so that users can access them by using a browser. Forms and reports that use the SharePoint list are fully interactive — and Office Access 2007 can later synchronize the local list with the online list when you bring your laptop back online.

documents. Office SharePoint Server 2007 includes a number of additional site templates that are related to enterprise and publishing scenarios. Similarly. and site customization. Office SharePoint Server 2007 offers enhanced and additional features that are unavailable on a Windows SharePoint Services site. However. both Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services include site templates for collaborating with colleagues and setting up meetings. For example. Windows SharePoint Services helps teams stay connected and productive by providing easy access to the people. Office SharePoint Server 2007 relies on the Windows SharePoint Services 3. site administration. Any features that are available in Windows SharePoint Services 3. and information that they need to make well-informed decisions and get work done.Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services Windows SharePoint Services is a technology that is included in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Office SharePoint Server 2007 enhances the search . However.0 technology to provide a consistent. familiar framework for lists and libraries.0 are also available in Office SharePoint Server 2007.

events. Brainstorm easily with wiki sites A wiki site enables you to brainstorm ideas. Collaboration By using the following features in Office SharePoint Server 2007. you can work with other people on a document or a set of documents. you can start by selecting one of several different kinds of site templates for collaborating with other people and managing meetings. The site templates in the Collaboration group are designed to help teams within an organization work on projects and collaborate on documents. Share documents. The templates in this group support everything from basic meetings to decisionfocused meetings or even social events. contacts. build an encyclopedia of knowledge. Siebel. You can enter all-day events and specify more types of repeating. or just gather routine information in a format that is easy to create and modify. For example. you can work more efficiently and effectively with other people in your organization: Use site templates to collaborate or manage meetings When you create a new Office SharePoint Server 2007 site. tasks. such as the ability to search for business data in SAP. or recurring. . and calendars You can synchronize your Office SharePoint Server 2007 calendar with Office Outlook 2007. and other business applications. collaborate on a team from Windows SharePoint Services 3. The site templates in the Meetings group are designed to help teams within an organization manage different kinds of meetings.0 to include features that are useful for employees in large organizations. by using the Document Workspace site template. You can track team projects more effectively with visual day and month views.

and documents on an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site. Manage projects You can create a Project Tasks list. it just takes a few clicks to create a blog. blogs. Share ideas with blogs A blog. and other items of interest in a consolidated location. or weblog. and lists on a mobile device to help you stay current on team projects and tasks when you are travelling. lists appear on phones (or other telecommunications devices that support international standards) in a simplified text format. post to a blog. For example. Get mobile access to content You can view portals. With Office SharePoint Server 2007. A Gantt chart is a type of visual overview of project tasks that you can use to monitor the dates and progress of team tasks. Just as you send e-mail messages to your team to discuss tasks and projects. with a link to scroll through the content of each page. or customize a blog. consists of frequent short posts that are displayed in order. Receive updates to lists and libraries with RSS Lists and libraries use Really Simple Syndication (RSS) technology.Your team members can contribute to wikis from their browsers — they don't need a word processor or special technical knowledge. subscribe to updates to a blog. RSS is a technology that enables people to receive and view updates or feeds of news. Send e-mail to Office SharePoint Server 2007 You can use an e-mail program to participate in discussions. so that members of your workgroup can automatically receive updates. which includes a Gantt chart. you can also send e-mail messages to an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site or to a specific list or library. . team sites. starting with the most recent post. meetings.

You can also search for people in your organization's enterprise applications. such as the people who have the expertise that you need to get your job done. other people in your organization can use the Search Center to locate you. If you add information about yourself to your My Site page. such as skills.Manage documents and some types of lists offline You can take your important work with you wherever you go. Search Finding the right information or person is what search is all about. When you connect back online. you can update your files on the server. and discussions. You can use the powerful search-related features in Office SharePoint Server 2007 to find exactly what you are looking for. Search from the Search Center The Search Center site provides a central location for initiating queries and browsing search results. or that have specific properties. You can search for someone by name. tasks. With Office Outlook 2007. List items are updated automatically. Find documents on your intranet You can search for documents that contain a specific word or phrase. and your contacts. Find people on your intranet Finding the right person can be critical for getting things done quickly. you can work offline on files in a library and items in the following types of lists: calendars. or you can use other profile details. that are created in a specific application. information about your projects. contacts. that are written in a specific language. current projects. or title. Find business data in enterprise applications The Search features in Office SharePoint Server 2007 can help you find information in enterprise .

or in custom databases that were created for your organization. In Office SharePoint Server 2007. and disposing of corporate records (information deemed important for the history. and accessed. knowledge. Content management Windows SharePoint Services 3. and support for multilingual publishing. records management. such as versioning. auditing. or legal defense of a company) in a consistent and uniform .applications such as SAP and Siebel. and workflow. published. and accessing documents. managing.0 provides the foundation for document management tasks. Office SharePoint Server 2007 extends these capabilities to deliver enhanced document authoring. content management is divided into three categories: document management. With Office SharePoint Server 2007. RECORDS MANAGEMENT Records management is the process of collecting. DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT Document management features determine how documents in your organization are created. business document processing. use centralized repositories for storing. Web content management and publishing. records management. and Web content management. and use labels and barcodes to efficiently track documents. policy management. reviewed. managing. it is possible to enforce appropriate policies at every step of the document life cycle.

and the laws and regulations that govern it. the kinds of legal risks it faces. WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT Office SharePoint Server 2007 includes many features that are useful for designing. deploying. Office SharePoint Server 2007 introduces a new set of features for creating and supporting formal records management capabilities in your organization. By using these features. which can reduce the cost and overhead of managing multiple sites. and managing enterprise intranet portals. . and divisional portal sites.manner based on an organization's policies. corporate Internet presence Web sites. employees in your organization can create and publish Web content in a timely manner. These policies are shaped by the type of work that the organization does.

. blogs. New social networking features help you more easily locate the people and information you are most interested in. and permissions is now easier and more streamlined.0. part of the redesigned user interface.SharePoint Server 2010 What's New in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 includes several key enhancements and additions. Finding and working with features such as SharePoint sites. helps you get your work done faster by placing commands on task-based tabs that are easy to navigate. and Safari 3.0 and 8.0. and monitor and analyze business performance against goals more easily. With new enterprise content management features. improvements to Search. Firefox 3.0. and improved collaboration tools. With enhanced functionality in Excel Services and PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint 2010. Work across multiple Internet browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7. wikis. lists. you can work in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 more efficiently and intuitively. The ribbon. you can manage your business data more efficiently.

such as working with a document in a document library or adding and formatting text on a page. displayed together under tabs. Commands are organized in logical groups. Each tab relates to a type of activity.New user interface Use the new ribbon to perform tasks quickly and in the context of your work The new ribbon in SharePoint Server 2010 is designed to help you quickly find the commands that you need to complete your tasks. and in the context of what you are doing and for the task you want to accomplish. Perform actions on pages. documents and lists using only the commands you need. You can use the ribbon in SharePoint Server 2010 to: • • Access the commands and tools you need all in one place. .

and all of the reviewers can provide their feedback in the document simultaneously. store all of your recent documents in your My Site and work on them at the same time with other colleagues.Collaboration Use the new co-authoring feature to work simultaneously with colleagues on Word documents or PowerPoint slide presentations • More than one person can edit a Word document or slides in a SharePoint library at the same time. For example. • No more attachments—you can. . to review a document you can send a link to the document in a SharePoint library. for example.

• • schedule resources such as audio visual equipment and meeting rooms. . and other events is easier because you can: • Display multiple SharePoint and Exchange calendars on a single page. Use the new Group calendar to schedule meetings with colleagues and for the event without leaving the calendar. • Easily add events to a calendar by clicking a date and entering details Drag and drop items within a calendar.Schedule meetings and keep track of your schedule more easily with improved calendars Managing and tracking your appointments. meetings.

updates to data on your computer or on the network—are automatic while you are connected to the network. Content is automatically synchronized when you take your computer offline and then go back online. • • • . libraries.Use the new Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 to work with SharePoint sites. You can use the new External List feature to work more efficiently with back-end business data—such as SQL Server databases and SAP —while you are offline. edit and delete SharePoint library documents or list items while you are offline. and lists offline and synchronize your changes when you reconnect to your corporate network Microsoft SharePoint Workspace now enables you to work with a SharePoint site on your desktop while connected to or disconnected from your corporate network. add. Major benefits of this offline and online integration include: • You can quickly view. Two-way synchronization between your computer and the network— that is.

Browse for images or photos on your local computer or network and insert them into your site without leaving the page you are on. • .Share information with others more efficiently with improved wiki and team sites Working with wiki pages is more streamlined because now you can: • Insert and format content directly on the page with the new Rich Text Editor.


. you can check in or check out several documents at the same time. For example.Manage multiple items in your SharePoint lists more efficiently Now you can select multiple items in a list and click a button to perform the same action on all the items at the same time.

Browse blog entries by month as well as by categories.Create and manage your blogs more easily with improved authoring tools and new navigation With improvements to the blog authoring experience you can: • Use the new Rich Text Editor to more easily and intuitively author your blog posts. • Browse for images or photos on your local computer or network and insert them into your blog posts without leaving the page. A new Archive link provides access to a view of all months since the blog’s inception and. posts are listed by category. within each month. • . You can see the number of posts for each month or category in real time.

you can now view and work with documents. SharePoint content. contact information. Web Part Pages. blogs. Subscribe to text message (SMS) alerts for changes to documents in SharePoint or to any SharePoint document library or list. Listed below are some of the new mobile features in SharePoint Server 2010. wikis. ISA for cross firewall access.View and work with SharePoint information from your mobile device With SharePoint Web pages optimized for viewing on small devices. Integration with gateways such as UAG. Excel. Use the mobile search experience for finding people. View Microsoft Office Word. blogs. wikis. • • • • • . • Use the lightweight interface and navigation for accessing SharePoint document libraries. and PowerPoint documents in mobile browsers. lists. and back-end business data. Provide a mobile development platform to build custom SharePoint mobile solutions beyond the out-of-the-box mobile experience. and finding data in custom databases. back-end business data and sites from your mobile phone.

and ratings so that you can more easily keep track of your colleagues’ activities. as well as share relevant content. Find and help others find interesting information New features include newsfeeds.Social computing With the new features in SharePoint Server 2010 you can locate content and stay informed about people and areas of interest that matter most to you. social tagging. Use My Sites to promote interaction through expertise sharing Improvements to My Sites help you use your My Sites and profiles to share knowledge in your specialty area with your colleagues. Adding interests and .

You can also receive recommendations for new colleagues or keywords to follow. and to connect in other ways. ask and answer questions. and connect with others who are looking for help in areas you are interested in. so that you can expand your professional network and knowledge.responsibilities to profiles makes it easier for colleagues to find each other through newsfeeds. Follow people and interests that matter to you You can use activity feeds on My Sites to follow your colleagues’ activities. . stay informed of developments in areas you are interested in.

and published Web pages more efficiently.Enterprise content management for documents. With the new Managed Metadata features. With the new Managed Metadata service you can: . records. digital assets. records. you can manage taxonomies and metadata across your SharePoint sites The new Managed Metadata service in SharePoint Server 2010 provides a set of features that enable organizations to manage taxonomies and metadata consistently across enterprise. digital assets and Web content The new enterprise content management features in SharePoint Server 2010 enable you to manage documents.

Document sets are configured like other content types. or content types. • A taxonomy is a hierarchical organization of terms. Use the improved Document Center site template to more easily manage your documents in one location The updated Document Center site template enables new document management features for a SharePoint site. Users can apply these terms to content on your site if you add the new managed metadata column to lists.• Publish and share content types across site collections and Web applications. including the new metadatabased navigation feature. which are a new type that enable you to create and manage work products that span multiple documents. workflows. Manage a single deliverable or work product that includes multiple documents with Document Sets SharePoint Server 2010 introduces document sets. They can be set up to include a set of default documents that people then customize when they create a new instance of a document set. and versioning enable groups to manage the development of a work product or content set efficiently. With this feature you can browse content in a large . Document set features such as shared metadata. A common example of a document set is a "pitch book" used by a Sales and Marketing team to group different document types together for a product promotion. libraries. or you can integrate managed metadata with social tagging and enable users to suggest terms when they tag content. Use the Term Store to manage terms and taxonomies. Taxonomies and terms can be centrally managed within your organization.

• Retention policies that now include complex schedules. and the ability to band together multiple site collections that can be managed as one large repository. such as “Send to a records archive” and “Declare as an inplace record. the Records Center site has been improved by the addition of a hierarchical file plan. • . without the need for a locked down repository for official records. Unique document IDs make content easy to find regardless of its location. Some of the new records management features include: • In-place records management that enables you to store records in place next to in-progress content.” For larger archives. submission methods driven by metadata. New flexible policy and records management features allow you to choose whether to manage records in place or in a central repository SharePoint Server now supports the management and discovery of content in place.list or library by using metadata rather than by folder location. such as multistaged schedules and more than seven included record management actions.

with rich views and pickers. • The Web content authoring experience has been improved and simplified with the addition of the ribbon.Improved Web Content Management features make it easier to create and manage your site New and improved Web Content Management features make it easier to publish Web pages and manage sites. SharePoint Server 2010 now includes support for streaming video. which consolidates page commands and makes commands more task-based. Creating and managing different versions. Changes are highlighted in a special report to enable side-by-side editing in the Rich Text Editor. New support for rich media includes a new Asset Library. Search. A View Changes command has been added that allows you to compare an older version of a Web page with a more recent one. In addition. a streaming video infrastructure. Large page libraries simplify the management of Web sites with many pages. Out-of-the-box Web Analytics features provide support for Traffic. • • • • • . support for videos as a SharePoint content type. or "variations" of publishing sites or pages is an operation that is now submitted to a queue and occurs in the background so users can continue working in SharePoint while the operation completes. and a skinable Silverlight media player. and Inventory analytics reports. Improvements to export behavior as well as logging and reporting make content deployments easier.

or date. Get better answers. In addition. Pre-populated query suggestions. and ways to navigate search results. people who are in your social circle will appear toward the top of your search results. and includes better descriptions and metadata. author. and acronym expansion.Search New Search features in SharePoint Server 2010 make it easier for you to locate more relevant information and find colleagues quickly and efficiently. • . Improvements include a new results layout that refines information into categories. related search links. faster Enterprise search features include ways to find information and people. New features include: • Refinement: helps to inform you about results and allows you to narrow result by specific types such as site.

Refine search results by using categories such as department or job title. • • Search is a “social” experience By using search with the social computing and collaboration features in SharePoint Server 2010 you can: • Search for a person by expertise to find someone who has the skills that match your needs. and prefix wildcards (*). Use the phonetic name lookup to find similar sounding names (is it John or Jon?). OR. Search now combs the content for key .• Ability to query for documents by using Boolean syntax (AND. Ability to search SharePoint content from a computer running Windows 7. • • Other search improvements The search model uses the properties (or metadata) that you or your computer provides on documents. Improved “Did you mean?” to support more languages and terms within your enterprise. and NOT).

View and adjust permission levels.phrases that might locate missing or inaccurate properties. so that you can easily add or remove users or groups. including item-level permissions. Site management and customization Several new features related to permissions management. for a particular user or group using the new permissions management tool New permissions management is available from every site collection. change . site. Site searches are automatically scoped to the current site and its subsites rather than all sites. list or list item. which helps improve relevance. design and access SharePoint sites and content. site design and an international user interface optimize how you can use.

break inheritance. you can view settings pages. In addition. Help. and manage anonymous access. you can view and adjust all permission levels granted to a particular user or group.permission levels. Make your site internationally accessible by changing the language of your site With the appropriate language packs installed. and application content such as list titles and column names in your preferred language. You can also generate your own theme files from Microsoft PowerPoint and add them to the gallery for selection. . Change colors and fonts for a site using newly supported theme files Use the new Themes Gallery to select from several themes included with SharePoint Server 2010.

borders. The ability to analyze millions of records quickly and easily. and numbers. Work with enhanced Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities using Excel Services Excel Services enhances the Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities of SharePoint Server 2010. Excel Web App offers even more. and Business Connectivity Services (BCS). providing: • Improved features for visual data analysis. a SharePoint-based framework that provides standardized interfaces to existing business data and processes. If you also install and configure the Office Web Apps. a new “self-service BI” feature from SQL Server Analysis Services. PerformancePoint Services. such as enhanced conditional formatting. style and size formatting to lines. You can now apply color. and intuitive data exploration by using filters. . and use the same background color features that you know from Excel. sparklines.Business intelligence SharePoint Server offers more robust business intelligence capabilities through enhanced functionality in Excel Services. Tightly integrated client functionality with the PowerPivot for SharePoint. These new features include: • • • New formatting and editing capabilities that enable you to edit and format spreadsheets directly in the Web browser just as you would in Excel.

external lists. reports (including Reporting Services and Excel Services Reports). Monitor and analyze business performance using PerformancePoint Services PerformancePoint Services makes it easier to monitor and analyze performance against goals and make better business decisions. and filters. Add rich charts to your SharePoint sites by using the new Chart Web Part The new Chart Web Part.• Browser-based creation of new workbooks. Excel Services. • Create and use interactive dashboards with scorecards. and tables in workbooks. and other Web Parts. . enables you to add rich charts to your SharePoint sites by using Web-based configuration to connect charts to data from a variety of sources. Business Data Services. such as SharePoint lists. based on Dundas data visualization techniques.

and disaster recovery capabilities. Use powerful analytic reports to identify driving forces and root causes. providing you with a single security and repository framework. filter. dynamic hierarchies. Access more detailed business information with improved scorecards Enhanced scorecards make it easy for you to drill down and quickly access more detailed information. and secured within SharePoint lists and libraries. backup and restore. . and apply filters to personalize your reports. PerformancePoint scorecards also offer more flexible layout options. and calculated Key Performance Indicator (KPI) features. Dashboards and dashboard items are stored. managed. and view variances between actual and target values to help you identify concerns or risks. such as collaboration and content management. You can also sort. • • Manage and secure your PerformancePoint content with better SharePoint Integration PerformancePoint Services enables you to manage and secure your PerformancePoint content in SharePoint Server 2010. PerformancePoint Services takes advantage of SharePoint Server scalability. collaboration. Integrate your business intelligence applications and information with other powerful SharePoint features. SQL Server.• Create and use scorecards that bring together data from multiple data sources (including Analysis Services. Using this enhanced functionality. you can now create custom metrics that use multiple data sources. SharePoint lists and Excel Services) to track and monitor your data.

View external back-end business data across server and client applications with no customization. and delete support. Use BCS to: • More easily define external content types—previously referred to as “entities”—by using SharePoint Designer’s visual interface. Use rich client extensions to build a SharePoint application and extend it to Office client applications such as SharePoint Workspace. The unique visualization Decomposition Tree. Business Connectivity Services (BCS) Business Connectivity Services (BCS) enables SharePoint integration with external data. Connect to a wider range of data sources—relational databases. including seamless business data integration with SharePoint lists. and custom applications—and interact with them in richer ways. including full create. new chart types. Web services. SAP. enables you to quickly and visually break down higher-level values so you can understand the driving forces behind them. without using an XML editor. read. BCS builds on top of the Business Data Catalog (BDC) technology delivered in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. and server-based conditional formatting.Create analytic reports to better understand underlying business forces behind the results Enhanced analytic reports support value filtering. a new report type available in PerformancePoint Services. Outlook and Word. so you can work with your external data offline. update. including line of business applications. • • • .

views. After customizing the form. pre-populate fields. validate the information entered. You can change the look of the form. . From SharePoint Designer 2010. break the form into sections. and workflows. Customize SharePoint’s list forms InfoPath can now be used to fully customize SharePoint’s list forms.SharePoint customization using InfoPath and SharePoint Designer Stronger integration between InfoPath. and cause sections of the form to show and hide automatically. switch to multi-column layouts. Customize SharePoint’s list views All standard views of list items in SharePoint Server 2010 now use the customizable XSLT list view Web Part. Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 enable you to more easily customize SharePoint lists. From any list. you can quickly apply custom styles to SharePoint’s list views and conditionally format rows based on their content. publish the form back to the SharePoint site to replace the default form. making list view customization in SharePoint faster and easier. click the Customize Form command on the ribbon to launch InfoPath.

and then reused across multiple lists. creating an experience that’s simpler and more familiar to people who use Office. or content types. Collect Feedback. document libraries. and Collect Signature workflows. Reusable workflows can be designed once. . Workflow capability has been expanded with new actions such as the rich pre-built approval actions. The SharePoint Designer 2010 user experience has been completely redesigned using the ribbon.Customize SharePoint workflows SharePoint Designer 2010 can now be used to fully customize the "big three" workflows in SharePoint—the Approval.


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