Chapter 4. Using Lists and Libraries

In this Chapter

Implementing SharePoint lists and libraries
Customizing lists and libraries
Creating views
Using List Web Parts

Lists and libraries are the cornerstone of the SharePoint collaborative functionality. Lists provide a basic structure to organize data, and libraries provide a basic structure to store documents or other files. SharePoint provides lists and library templates to help with the most common information-storage needs, but it also allows you to customize list and libraries to meet our specific organizational requirements. With the SharePoint platform you can customize views of your list and library information so that you can present data for each and every user audience.

This chapter covers the list and library functionality, including the list and library templates SharePoint provides. Then we walk through the options for customizing lists and libraries and creating views of list and library information so that they work best for every need and situation. Finally, we use the Web Parts provided for lists and libraries on Web Part pages to show list data in context with other information and connected to other lists.

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