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Add Members to Groups in SharePoint 2010

For people to access your team site, you must add them to one of the default groups — Site Members, Site Owners, or Site Visitors. For example, to add someone to the [more…]

Manage Permissions for SharePoint 2010 Groups

Members in the Site Owners SharePoint 2010 group create the permission structure for a site. The site owner should have a pretty good understanding of who needs to access the site and what that access [more…]

Restrict Member Access in SharePoint 2010 Team Sites

In addition to providing several kinds of administrative roles, SharePoint 2010 provides groups for restricting access — Quick Deploy Users and Restricted Readers. Quick Deploy Users move content from [more…]

Break Inheritance Permissions in SharePoint 2010 Team Sites

In theory, SharePoint allows you to set up security once for a site collection and allow everything to inherit. In reality, you may not want everyone to have the same access. In order to create unique [more…]

Grant Administrative Access in SharePoint 2010

You’ll find a number of different administrator levels in a SharePoint 2010 deployment. Administrators usually have full access over the domain they’ve been charged with administering. The levels of administrators [more…]

View Permission Assignments in SharePoint 2010

A SharePoint 2010 team site can have all the elements of an authorization model — people, groups, and permissions, in other words — but still not be secure. The deciding factor in securing SharePoint’s [more…]

Manage SharePoint 2010 Designer Access

SharePoint 2010 allows you to configure which users can use SharePoint Designer 2010 to access your team site. Before you jump to the conclusion that you don’t want anyone doing that, bear in mind that [more…]

Site Templates in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 provides loads of templates you can use for creating sites. By far the two most popular are the team site and publishing sites. But SharePoint offers a lot more choices beyond those two [more…]

Site Hierarchy in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 sites are organized into a hierarchy of containers. Some containers are sites that contain content, whereas other containers simply act as entry points into a group of sites. These containers [more…]

Create a New Site in SharePoint 2010

You can create a new site collection in SharePoint in two ways — by using Central Administration or through Self-Service Site Creation. Using Central Administration requires elevated permissions, which [more…]

Create a Template from an Existing SharePoint 2010 Team Site

The process for creating your own site template in SharePoint 2010 is ridiculously easy. Make sure you have your site configured the way you want it, and when you’re ready to create your site template, [more…]

Put Containers and Controls in Your SharePoint 2010 Layout

You may be wondering what goes inside content placeholders in your SharePoint 2010 page layout. Although you can place text and HTML markup inside placeholders, most often you put fields, controls, containers [more…]

Manage Permissions in SharePoint 2010 Team Sites

To manage permissions for subsites, lists, and libraries in SharePoint 2010, the user must have the Manage Permissions permission. You must be a member of the Hierarchy Managers group to edit permissions [more…]

Create and Edit Pages via a SharePoint 2010 Publishing Site

One of the first tasks you want to perform in a new SharePoint 2010 publishing site is to create new web pages or edit the pages provided in the site template. Pages in a publishing site are created automatically [more…]

Page Layouts Available on SharePoint 2010's Publishing Site

SharePoint 2010’s publishing site provides a rich editing experience that makes it easy for a non-technical person to create web pages. Adding your content to the page is a snap. SharePoint provides many [more…]

Add Content to Pages via SharePoint 2010's Publishing Site

Most page layouts available on SharePoint 2010's publishing site include a multiline text box you can use for entering lots of different kinds of content. This text box includes plenty of formatting options [more…]

Change Page Layout via SharePoint 2010's Publishing Site

For good practice, choose your page layout type on your SharePoint 2010 publishing site before entering any page content; although you can change page layout types later, that sometimes leads to unexpected [more…]

How to Set SharePoint 2010 Page Layout Defaults

The default page layout in SharePoint 2010 differs according to the type of site you're in. The default page layout is the assumed most common page layout needed for the site. [more…]

Change the Master Page of a SharePoint 2010 Site

SharePoint 2010 includes two master pages: v4 and nightandday. By default, the master page of a publishing site is v4.master. To apply a different master page, follow these steps: [more…]

Choose the Content Approval Option in SharePoint 2010

Content Approval is approval-light; it’s a SharePoint 2010 publishing function that you turn on or off at the list or library level and it has just a handful of configuration settings. Content Approval [more…]

Turn on Content Approval for SharePoint 2010 Sites

By default, Content Approval is turned off in SharePoint 2010 and (usually) any user with Read access can see Draft items in most libraries. Sites created with the publishing site template, however, already [more…]

Content Approval on a SharePoint 2010 Site

In a SharePoint 2010 library that has Approval turned on, when a new document is created and a major version is published, the Approval status is marked Pending and designated Approvers can approve, pend [more…]

Content Approval Workflow Options in SharePoint 2010

You can select options for how you want the Approval workflow in SharePoint 2010 to work when you associate the workflow with your library. Think of a workflow as a business process that you automate. [more…]

Set Up an Approval Workflow in SharePoint 2010

Approval workflow is one of several workflow templates in SharePoint 2010. By default, Content Approval is enabled on publishing portals. This can be confusing because when Content Approval is enabled, [more…]

Initiate a Workflow in SharePoint 2010

Configuring your library to use a workflow in SharePoint 2010 only solves part of the problem. If you don’t have your library configured to kick-off automatically, then someone must manually start the [more…]

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