4-11: Implement and Maintain Document Version History

Solution overview

Type of solution

Procedures

Features and tools

SharePoint document libraries, version history, and Microsoft Office applications

Solution summary

Configure and manage SharePoint's capability to maintain major and minor versions of documents as they are revised.

Benefits

Audit trail of document changes, version comparison, the ability to hide drafts, and easy restoration of corrupted documents.

Introduction

Version history is a valuable feature of any document-management system. It serves several business purposes:

Audit trail.

By maintaining previous versions of a document, you can identify changes that were made over its life cycle.

Recovery.

If a user makes changes that corrupt a document, ...

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