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Beginning SharePoint® 2007: Building Team Solutions with MOSS 2007 by Shane Perran, Amanda Murphy

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A.8. Chapter 8

A.8.1. Exercise 1 Solution

  1. Describe the difference between a site and a site collection.

A site is the primary container for content in SharePoint. There are top-level sites and subsites. Each site has its own access configuration as well as content elements such as lists, libraries, or content types. Site collections represent a set of sites that exist in a hierarchy. Each site collection shares a set of templates and has a common top-level site.

A.8.2. Exercise 2 Solution

  1. You have been asked to create a corporate portal for your company. What would be the appropriate site template to use to create the site?

Under the Publishing tab, you would select the Collaboration Portal because it contains many of the common elements contained in most corporate portals. You could then add more subsites and content elements as required.

A.8.3. Exercise 3 Solution

  1. There is a growing need within your division to share more information between employees so that they can get to know each other better and stay on track with developments in their various projects and activities. What tool can you use to empower them to share more information with their peers and receive feedback on posted topics?

By encouraging employees to create their own blogs, you can enhance communication and sharing between employees on current activities and interests. Blogs provide a framework for employees to give feedback on activities and initiate additional collaboration activities. Other tools that ...

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