SharePoint 2013 For Dummies
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To help you keep track of your sites, the Sites tab in SharePoint aggregates all the sites you follow. In addition, the Sites tab allows you to create new sites and even suggests sites that you might be interested in following based on the sites you currently follow. In other words, the Sites tab is a one-stop sites shop and a sites dashboard.

To follow a site, click the Follow button in the upper-right corner of the site. If the Follow button isn’t present, then the Following Content feature has not been activated for the site. After the Following Content feature has been activated, the Follow functionality is enabled for the site.


There comes a time when you might want to put together your own site for a particular reason. The reason might not warrant requesting a new site or adding a site to an existing department or group site. SharePoint provides the capability to create your own personal site. For example, you might create a site for everyone carpooling from your neighborhood.

You can create your own personal sites by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Sites dashboard by clicking the Sites tab at the top of SharePoint.

    Your Sites dashboard is displayed.

  2. Click the New Site button in the top-left corner of the page.

    A dialog box pops up, asking for a name for the site and the location where you would like to save the site.

    Your SharePoint farm administrator needs to configure Self Service Site Creation (SSSC) for the My Site host in order for the New Site button to appear.

  3. Enter a name for the new site and select the location from the URL drop-down list.

  4. Click Create to create the site.

    The new site is displayed.


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Ken Withee is a longtime Microsoft SharePoint consultant. He currently writes for Microsoft's TechNet and MSDN sites and is president of Portal Integrators LLC, a software development and services company. Ken wrote Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies and is coauthor of Office 365 For Dummies.

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