SharePoint 2013 User's Guide: Learning Microsoft's Business Collaboration Platform, Fourth Edition

Book description

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 provides a collection of tools and services you can use to improve user and team productivity, make information sharing more effective, and facilitate business decision-making processes. In order to get the most out of SharePoint 2013, you need to understand how to best use the capabilities to support your information management, collaboration, and business process management needs. The SharePoint 2013 User's Guide is designed to provide you with the information you need to effectively use these tools.

Whether you are using SharePoint as an intranet or business solution platform, you will learn how to use the resources (such as lists, libraries, and sites) and services (such as search, workflow, and social) that make up these environments. In the fourth edition of this bestselling book, author Tony Smith walks you through the components and capabilities that make up a SharePoint 2013 environment. He provides step-by-step instructions for using and managing these elements, as well as recommendations for how to best leverage them.

The author has brought together this information based on his extensive experience working with these tools and with business users who effectively leverage these technologies within their organizations. These real-world experiences were incorporated into the writing of this book to make it easy for you to gain the knowledge you need to make the most of the product. Pick up a copy of the SharePoint 2013 User's Guide today.

What you'll learn

  • How to create and use common SharePoint resources like lists, libraries, sites, pages and web parts

  • When and how workflows can control the flow and action of content

  • How to create policies for SharePoint information management and control

  • Making the most out of SharePoint search services

  • How to take advantage of social capabilities to create social solutions

  • and much more

  • Who this book is for

    Whether you have not yet used SharePoint at all, have used previous versions, have just started using the basic features, or have been using it for a long of time, this book provides the skills you need to work efficiently with the capabilities SharePoint 2013 provides.

    Table of contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Contents at a Glance
    3. Contents
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Technical Reviewer
    6. Acknowledgments
    7. Introduction
    8. CHAPTER 1: Introduction to SharePoint Technologies
      1. What Is Microsoft SharePoint 2013
      2. The Evolution of SharePoint
      3. Exploring What’s New in SharePoint 2013
      4. Understanding the Value of SharePoint 2013
      5. SharePoint Building Blocks
    9. CHAPTER 2: Understanding Sites
      1. Understanding Site Collections and Sites
      2. Site Structures and Layouts
      3. Standard Site Templates
      4. SharePoint Portal Templates
    10. CHAPTER 3: Working with Sites
      1. Navigating the SharePoint Environment
      2. Using the Ribbon
      3. Creating Sites
      4. Deleting Sites
      5. Managing Site Security
      6. Changing Site Details
      7. Managing Site Navigation
      8. Using the Recycle Bin
      9. Managing Site Design and Layout
      10. Managing Site Templates
      11. Managing Site Content and Structure
      12. Managing Site and Site Collection Features
      13. Managing Content Variations
      14. Managing Help Information
      15. Using SharePoint Designer for Site Management
    11. CHAPTER 4: Pages, Apps, and Web Parts
      1. Pages
      2. Apps
      3. Web Parts
    12. CHAPTER 5: Managing Lists and Libraries
      1. Creating Lists and Libraries
      2. Deleting Lists and Libraries
      3. Managing List and Library Properties
      4. Metadata Columns
      5. Working with Views
      6. RSS Feed Settings
      7. Managing List and Library Permissions
      8. File Plan Reporting
      9. List and Library Office Integration
    13. CHAPTER 6: Working with Lists
      1. Types of Lists
      2. Working with List Items
      3. Working with Attachments
      4. Filtering and Sorting List Items
      5. Metadata Navigation
      6. Using Views
      7. Working with Folders
      8. Managing Item Level Security
      9. Versioning List Items
      10. Item Validation
      11. Rating List Content
      12. Audience Targeting
    14. CHAPTER 7: Working with Libraries
      1. Types of Libraries
      2. Working with Documents
      3. Working with Folders
      4. Document Sets
      5. Managing Item Level Security
      6. Audience Targeting
      7. Document Versioning
      8. Copying Documents with Send To
      9. Item Validation
      10. Document Templates
      11. Rating Library Content
      12. Document ID Service
      13. Working with Documents in Office
    15. CHAPTER 8: Working with Site Columns, Content Types, and Term Sets
      1. Site Columns
      2. Content Types
      3. Term Sets
    16. CHAPTER 9: Workflows and Information Management Policies
      1. Workflow Overview
      2. Creating and Configuring Workflows
      3. Managing Workflows
      4. Running Workflows
      5. Working with Workflow Instances
      6. Information Management Policies
    17. CHAPTER 10: Records Management
      1. Understanding Records Management
      2. Adding Content with Content Organizer
      3. Managing Records
      4. Record Centers
      5. Document Centers
      6. Content Holds
    18. CHAPTER 11: Search
      1. Using SharePoint Search
      2. Working with Search Centers
      3. Crawling Capabilities
      4. SharePoint Query Capabilities
      5. Search Result Capabilities
      6. Exporting and Importing Search Configurations
      7. Using Search with Web Parts
    19. CHAPTER 12: Personalization and Social Features
      1. Enhancing Personal Productivity
      2. Sharing and Extending Content
      3. Building Communities
    20. CHAPTER 13: Metrics and Reporting
      1. Storage Metrics
      2. SharePoint Foundation Reports
      3. SharePoint Server Reports
    21. CHAPTER 14: Enterprise Office Services
      1. Office Web Apps
      2. Excel Services
      3. Visio Services
    22. Index

    Product information

    • Title: SharePoint 2013 User's Guide: Learning Microsoft's Business Collaboration Platform, Fourth Edition
    • Author(s):
    • Release date: June 2013
    • Publisher(s): Apress
    • ISBN: 9781430248330