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Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2007 Bible by Simeon Cathey, Wayne Tynes, Wynne Leon

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Creating Custom Content Types and Site Columns

Consultants work on projects and each project has a Statement of Work, or SOW, that defines what the goals, scope, duration, and cost of the project are. In this exercise you will create a Project Management team site. This site could be the location for all of your organization’s project templates and project management best practices, and where all new Statements of Work are created and stored. You will then create a document library in which to store your SOWs, columns to track information about the projects, and a template to create new SOWs from, and all of this will be associated to a content type called Statement of Work.

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For detailed steps on how to create a new site, refer to Chapter 3.

Step 1: Create site columns

Organize your site columns and content types at the top of the Portal hierarchy so that they have the ability to be associated with any team site or document library. When you create a top-level Statement of Work content type and design your Site Columns at the top level, you ensure that required information such as project number will be available to all downstream child sites.

You can begin this step at your portal home page.

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