Configure Versioning and Approval

As documents are created and evolve, they usually go through different stages. Document versioning allows you to store and recall historical versions of a document. SharePoint’s versioning system lets you store each and every version from the beginning, or you can choose to store just some of the most recent versions. Or, if you don’t need the feature, you can turn off versioning and only the most recent version is stored.

SharePoint also supports document approval. Approval allows you to use a formal document-publishing process. For example, if HR personnel are working on a new employee manual, the document may need to be formally approved by the vice president of HR.

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