Common Web Parts in SharePoint 2010 - dummies

By Vanessa L. Williams

Part of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Web Parts are reusable components that display content on web pages in SharePoint 2010. Web Parts are a fundamental part of the team site experience, so make it a point to get comfortable with them and know what your options are.

General Purpose Web Parts
Web Part Category Example Web Parts Description
Lists and Libraries XSLT List View Web Part Use to create custom list views with SharePoint Designer 2010.
Lists and libraries use XSL stylesheets to control output.
None Data Form Web Part Use this Web Part in SharePoint Designer 2010 to create custom
queries and displays.
Content Rollup Content Query Web Part*, Summary Links Web Part* Query content from anywhere in the current site and customize
its presentation.
Content Rollup RSS Viewer Web Part*, XML Viewer Web Part Use an RSS feed or XML file as the data source and customize
its presentation.
Media and Content Silverlight Web Part Display a Silverlight application with this Web Part.
*Requires SharePoint Server 2010 Standard license
Specialized Web Parts
Web Part Category Example Web Parts Description
Business Data* Business Lists Display items from external data sources, such as
People** Note Board Allow users to add comments to any page.
Navigation** Tag Cloud Displays a tag cloud for tags found in the current site.
Search** Refinement Panel, Search Core Results Use to create custom search experiences.
*Requires SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise
; **Requires SharePoint Server 2010 Standard