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Beginning SharePoint® 2007 Administration: Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Göran Husman

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12.5. Summary

In this chapter you learned that:

  • MOSS site templates are more advanced than WSS site templates.

  • It is possible to change a number of settings on the portal using only a web client, such as Internet Explorer.

  • SharePoint stores all its site templates, also known as site definitions, in the 12 hive (i.e.,

    <disk>:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server 
    Extensions\12\template\Site Templates).
  • The 12 hive also contains all the configuration files, such as images, layout files, styles, and .aspx code files.

  • Download free Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Template Packs when you want to create WSS sites in other languages than the default one.

  • SharePoint uses LCID — Locale Identifier codes — when referring to language-specific features in SharePoint.

  • When adding new WSS language template packs, new LCID folders are created in several places in the 12 hive.

  • The chrome of a page is the navigation parts, top menus, logo and Quick Launch bar.

  • SharePoint 2007 uses the ASP.NET 2.0 feature called Master Pages to control the chrome.

  • Add a custom Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) file if you want to modify some parts of the page without modifying the default CSS files.

  • Instead of deleting default subsites in the intranet, you can hide them from the navigation and Quick Launch bar. You can also set permissions and remove read access from users who should not be able to see ...

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