Monday, 18 July 2011

what is sharepoint?????


         Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2010 facilitates easy,connected collaboration across an enterprise organization. It enables people to work together on documents, projects, and tasks and to leverage best practices by using the combined collaboration features of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Index and search services, as well as newly introduced people services, allow you to increase efficiency by finding relevant people, teams, sites, and other information.

Finding and organizing sites, people, and other information

index and search:

         Search:    SharePoint Portal Server provides a search feature that finds all types of content — people, documents, sites, and other items on the portal site — based on keywords you enter. Search can find content stored in different sources, such as Web sites, file systems, mail servers, and databases. The results can be organized in different ways, such as by site, area, or date. For a more specific search, you can use the advanced search option to search by properties of items, to sort results by factors other than relevance, and to set other advanced search options.
  Best :   Bets enhance search efficiency and provide guidance to users by directing them to people, sites, documents, or other items considered particularly relevant to their search. SharePoint Portal Server displays Best Bets at the top of a search results list.
         Site Directory  :  The Site Directory is the easiest way to add content to the portal site for searching. When a user adds a site, they have the option to include its contents in search results. A search administrator can have sites automatically approved for searching or can manage approval for each site. After approval, a site is indexed and its contents appears in search results.
         Alerts :   You can ask to be alerted when changes occur to the results for a specific search.
               To make it easy for users to navigate, browse, and find what they need, you can divide portal site content into areas. Areas let you organize content — from documents to people to sites — into sets of related information even though the content can be stored in different sources and formats. To control all of the content in an area, the portal site administrator can assign a manager for the area. The manager can then control what content appears in the area and who has access 

Sharing, collaborating, publishing, and managing content

SharePoint Portal Serverenables you to easily share information, leverage best practices, and work together with others on documents, projects, and other efforts. Some of the ways you can do that are by:

Windows SharePoint Servicesallows you to create a Web site by selecting a template that best suits the project. SharePoint Portal Server includes a diverse collection of templates to meet business needs. You can create sites to facilitate meetings, organization, teams, or projects. By default, each site template features a custom set of collaboration features from Windows SharePoint Services. If you work with external customers or partners, or if you have users who need to access data from outside of your organization's firewall, SharePoint Portal Server allows both internal and external users to view and interact with the same content and data. After the sites are created, SharePoint Portal Server can search these sites the same way it searches other content on the portal.
managing ,publishing,and collaboration on documents.
SharePoint portal server offers a number of features that make it easy to find.organize,and work together on documents.

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