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Display RSS Feeds of Other Sites with SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 includes an RSS Viewer Web Part that allows you to display RSS feeds from SharePoint lists and libraries and public websites in your team site. To use this Web Part, do the following: [more…]

Use Alerts in SharePoint 2010

If RSS isn’t your thing, you can opt to receive e-mail notifications when lists or libraries change by creating an alert in SharePoint 2010. Alerts are a great way to keep track of the changes your teammates [more…]

Tagging and SharePoint 2010

As more people assign the same tags, tags become a way to navigate to similar content. The Tags and Notes group on the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon has two buttons that let you tag items. [more…]

My Site in SharePoint 2010

Previous versions of SharePoint included My Site. The contents of your personal My Site, as well as new social tagging functions, have been consolidated in SharePoint 2010 into [more…]

Your Tags and Notes Page in SharePoint 2010

Your Tags and Notes page is a separate page in your SharePoint 2010 My Site showing all your tagging and commenting activities. The Tags and Notes page is divided into two columns. The right column shows [more…]

Information Sharing with Blogs and SharePoint 2010

To create a blog in SharePoint, you create a new site/subsite. Take the time to consider where this blog will be located in your site hierarchy.

Blogs are intended to be mainly one-way communication: An [more…]

Information Sharing with Wikis and SharePoint 2010

One of the marketing mantras of SharePoint 2010 is wikis everywhere. A SharePoint 2010 team site is essentially a wiki with the capabilities to add libraries and lists. SharePoint 2010 includes a new site [more…]

Edit a Wiki Page in SharePoint 2010

When you first create a wiki page in SharePoint 2010, you're in Edit mode. Wikis are specifically collaborative efforts: information is added to, and maintained by, a network of users. Perhaps the most [more…]

Create a Discussion Board with SharePoint 2010

A SharePoint 2010 team site is created with a Team Discussion list. You can use this one, delete it and create a new one, or create multiple new discussion boards for your team to contain the discussions [more…]

Post and Reply on SharePoint 2010 Discussion Boards

Unlike other lists in SharePoint 2010, discussion boards have two levels of list items. A new subject is actually a folder, whereas replies (messages) are items in those folders. This allows for the replies [more…]

View Discussions through SharePoint 2010

When first navigating to a discussion board in SharePoint 2010 (for example, say you clicked a link on the Quick Launch menu and navigated to the Team Discussion list), you first see the Subject view of [more…]

SharePoint 2010 Web Pages

Your SharePoint 2010 team site is really just a collection of web pages. You have two different types of web pages for displaying your content — Wiki Content [more…]

Create a New Wiki Content Page in SharePoint 2010

If you want additional pages in your site that look and function like the home page, create a new Wiki Content page in SharePoint 2010. Creating a page of this type is slightly different than creating [more…]

Find and Link Other Wiki Content Pages in SharePoint 2010

When you're in Edit mode in a Wiki Content page, you can select the View Pages button in the Library Settings section on the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon to see the list of pages and work with the document pages [more…]

Create a New Web Part Page in SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint, you may need a Web Part or multiple Web Part pages in your collaboration site. A Web Part page can also be set as the home page. You can link back and forth between your Wiki Content pages [more…]

Add a Web Part to Your Page in SharePoint 2010

A Web Part is an individual component of content that can be placed on a SharePoint 2010 page, in either zone in a Web Part page or in Rich Content areas of the Wiki Content home page. Web Parts can be [more…]

Choose Web Parts from SharePoint 2010 Gallery

The SharePoint 2010 gallery contains more than 75 Web Parts as well as List View Web Parts created for any libraries/lists you've made. In addition, your company may create custom Web Parts or purchase [more…]

Specialized Web Parts from SharePoint 2010 Gallery

SharePoint 2010 provides many specialized Web Parts that are meant to be used in a certain context or to return a certain set of content. Some of these include [more…]

Change Web Part Properties in SharePoint 2010

After you select and insert a Web Part into your page, you may want to modify its properties to fit your needs. The number and type of properties you can modify in SharePoint 2010 are based on what type [more…]

Edit Web Part Properties in SharePoint 2010

Editing Web Part properties in SharePoint 2010 is pretty straightforward. Again, experimenting is key. The most commonly used sections are located at the top of the tool pane: Selected View, Toolbar, and [more…]

View and Read RSS Feeds in SharePoint 2010

RSS feeds are a popular way for people to keep track of updates to a website without visiting that site. All the lists and libraries in your SharePoint 2010 team site can display an RSS feed. [more…]

Create Templates from Existing SharePoint 2010 Publishing Sites

If you need to create new SharePoint 2010 sites from an existing publishing site, the easiest way to do so is by creating a copy of the site. The following process only works to create a new site in an [more…]

Connect Web Parts in SharePoint 2010

One cool thing you can do with Web Parts in SharePoint 2010 is connect them to each other. This allows you to use one Web Part to filter the values of another Web Part. This is a very powerful feature [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…]

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