Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple [NOOK Book]

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple

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Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft SharePoint 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to get things done.

Here’s WHAT you’ll learn:

  • Create libraries for all kinds of media
  • Share information in one location
  • Organize people and processes
  • Connect SharePoint to Microsoft Office with no fuss
  • Find things fast with the Search Center
  • Expand your community with social networking

Here’s HOW you’ll learn it:
  • Jump in wherever you need answers
  • Follow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to do
  • Get handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcuts
  • Use TRY THIS! exercises to apply what you learn right away
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735672178
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/29/2013
  • Series: Plain & Simple
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 552,435
  • File size: 26 MB
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Meet the Author

Johnathan Lightfoot is the Principal SharePoint Architect at GP Strategies. He has been involved with IT for more than 20 years, having worked in various roles, including Help Desk, Level II and III desktop support, and Windows and AS-400 server administration and development. Companies he has worked for in the past include Electronic Data Systems, Hawaiian Telcom, and Norwegian Cruise Line (yes, he actually worked on the ships). However, the best experiences he says he has had were his nine years serving in the United States Navy. Johnathan is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) who specializes in SharePoint 2013, 2010, MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0, Office 2007/2010/2013, and Office 365 technologies, along with providing Soft Skills training for organizations. Johnathan also speaks at SharePoint and social networking events around the world.

Michelle Lopez is a Certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) who specializes in SharePoint 2013, 2010, 2007, as well as InfoPath and Office technologies. She worked for 15 years at Microsoft Corporation and has dedicated the past 6 years of her career to championing SharePoint solutions to communities and companies nationwide.

Michelle is from Redmond, Washington, and currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband Carlos and their three young children.

Scott Metker has been an enterprise architect on Fortune 500 corporate software implementations for the past 15 years. His current role, chief software architect at GP Strategies, enables him to focus on new product development and implementing software development methodologies. He has worked extensively with the Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics platforms and currently develops commercial applications on these platforms with a focus on bringing cloud-based technologies to regulated industries such as Life Sciences.

Scott originally comes from an academic background, with a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, but he has embraced a role in private industry producing software for large enterprise and government clients. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and also teaches as an affiliate instructor at Loyola University Maryland.

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Table of Contents

From Johnathan Lightfoot;
From Michelle Lopez;
From Scott Metker;
Chapter 1: About this book;
1.1 What do you want to do today?;
1.2 Written in plain English;
1.3 Just essential tasks...;
1.4 A quick overview;
1.5 Who this book is meant for;
1.6 A few assumptions;
1.7 Adapting task procedures for touchscreens;
1.8 A final word (or two);
Chapter 2: What’s new and improved in SharePoint 2013;
2.1 Creating a new site;
2.2 Customizing the interface;
2.3 Using the Office Store;
2.4 Creating an asset library;
2.5 Adding a thumbnail to a video;
2.6 Using SkyDrive Pro;
2.7 Using the timeline feature for tasks;
2.8 Mentioning a colleague feature;
2.9 Expanding My Tasks settings;
2.10 Previewing search documents;
2.11 Using the Community Site template;
2.12 Creating badges;
2.13 Creating an eDiscovery Center;
2.14 Using Visual Designer for workflows within SharePoint Designer;
Chapter 3: Getting started with SharePoint sites;
3.1 Understanding sites;
3.2 Creating a SharePoint site from a template;
3.3 Locating content on a site;
3.4 Changing your site’s title, description, and logo;
3.5 Changing the look and feel of a site;
3.6 Changing the navigation tree view settings;
3.7 Editing the Quick Launch bar on a nonpublishing site;
3.8 Editing the Top Link bar on a nonpublishing site;
3.9 Editing publishing site navigation;
3.10 Saving a site as a template;
Chapter 4: Organizing and managing information;
4.1 Browsing through site columns;
4.2 Creating site columns;
4.3 Browsing through content types;
4.4 Creating a new content type;
4.5 Associating document templates with content types;
Chapter 5: List and library essentials;
5.1 Using your apps;
5.2 Creating and deleting lists;
5.3 Adding and editing list items;
5.4 Deleting and restoring list items;
5.5 Creating list columns;
5.6 Editing and deleting list columns;
5.7 Using list and column validation rules;
5.8 Sorting and filtering lists;
5.9 Creating and selecting a list view;
5.10 Sorting or filtering a list view;
5.11 Organizing items by using folders;
Chapter 6: Working with documents;
6.1 Managing documents with a document library;
6.2 Customizing document templates;
6.3 Uploading multiple documents;
6.4 Requiring and displaying document check out;
6.5 Checking documents in and out;
6.6 Configuring documents with document IDs;
6.7 Using document IDs;
6.8 Moving documents;
6.9 Copying or sharing documents;
6.10 Configuring document sets on a site;
6.11 Configuring document sets on a document library;
Chapter 7: Working with media;
7.1 Introducing the Asset Library app;
7.2 Uploading and tagging media files;
7.3 Tagging media files;
7.4 Organizing by using keywords and metadata;
7.5 Working with video files;
7.6 Using SharePoint assets in Microsoft Office;
7.7 Adding media to a SharePoint page;
Chapter 8: Using SkyDrive Pro;
8.1 Accessing your SkyDrive Pro account;
8.2 Saving files to SkyDrive Pro;
8.3 Saving files to be accessible only to you;
8.4 Sharing SkyDrive Pro files;
8.5 Following SkyDrive Pro documents;
8.6 Locating followed documents by using the newsfeed;
8.7 Locating followed documents by using SkyDrive Pro;
8.8 Synchronizing SkyDrive Pro to your local computer;
8.9 Discontinuing sync between SkyDrive Pro and your local device;
Chapter 9: Using information management policies;
9.1 Introduction to information management policies;
9.2 Information management policy inheritance;
9.3 Accessing site content type information management policies;
9.4 Accessing list information management policies;
9.5 Creating content type retention policies on a library;
9.6 Setting library or folder-based retention schedules;
9.7 Creating auditing policies;
9.8 Viewing an audit report;
Chapter 10: Organizing people and work;
10.1 Creating a project schedule by using a tasks list;
10.2 Adding tasks;
10.3 Viewing tasks in a Gantt Chart;
10.4 Adding multiple tasks and subtasks;
10.5 Creating a calendar list;
10.6 Scheduling events on the calendar;
10.7 Using the issue tracking list;
10.8 Creating a discussion board;
10.9 Participating in a discussion;
10.10 Rating discussions;
10.11 Connecting a discussion to Microsoft Outlook;
10.12 Synchronizing project tasks with Microsoft Project;
Chapter 11: Using Web Parts;
11.1 Adding Web Parts to a wiki page;
11.2 Adding Web Parts to a Web Part page;
11.3 Adding an App Part to a page;
11.4 Editing Web Part properties;
11.5 Working with personalized Web Parts on pages;
11.6 Targeting Web Parts for an audience;
Chapter 12: Using SharePoint with Office 2013;
12.1 Connecting SharePoint libraries to Office;
12.2 Connecting SharePoint calendars to Outlook;
12.3 Archiving Outlook email in SharePoint;
12.4 Importing a spreadsheet into SharePoint;
12.5 Exporting data from a SharePoint list to Excel;
12.6 Exporting an Excel table to SharePoint;
12.7 Connecting Access and SharePoint;
Chapter 13: Collaborating with blogs;
13.1 Creating a blog site;
13.2 Changing your blog picture;
13.3 Changing your blog description;
13.4 Using categories to organize your blogs;
13.5 Managing blog posts;
13.6 Managing blog comments;
13.7 Subscribing to a blog’s RSS Feed;
13.8 Using desktop blogging tools to publish blog posts;
Chapter 14: Security within SharePoint 2013;
14.1 Understanding SharePoint security;
14.2 Adding people to groups;
14.3 Creating groups;
14.4 Granting permissions to an individual;
14.5 Breaking permission inheritance;
14.6 Granting access to lists, libraries, and individual items;
14.7 Removing security;
14.8 Editing permissions;
14.9 Checking permissions;
Chapter 15: Using personal sites and social networking;
15.1 Introducing My Site;
15.2 Editing your user profile;
15.3 Uploading content;
15.4 Following people;
15.5 Searching for people to follow;
15.6 Updating your status;
15.7 Using your note board;
15.8 Using tags;
15.9 Using mentions;
15.10 Using tasks;
15.11 Customizing tasks views;
Chapter 16: Searching for information;
16.1 Creating a Search Center;
16.2 Searching from a Search Center;
16.3 Preparing your site for search;
16.4 Searching site content;
16.5 Using search refinement;
16.6 Previewing search results in Search Center;
16.7 Using advanced search;
16.8 Working with search alerts;
16.9 Setting your search preferences;
16.10 Promoting search results;
16.11 Excluding site content;
16.12 Excluding document libraries and lists from search;
16.13 Excluding site columns from search;
16.14 Maintaining search configurations;
Chapter 17: Community portals and sites;
17.1 Creating a community site site collection;
17.2 Creating a community site subsite;
17.3 Adding moderators to community sites;
17.4 Adding users to community sites;
17.5 Managing your community settings;
17.6 Working with categories;
17.7 Working with badges;
17.8 Assigning badges to members;
17.9 Enabling site-wide reputation tracking;
17.10 Viewing badges and reputation scores for a member;
17.11 Creating and editing discussions;
17.12 Replying to a discussion;
17.13 Searching for discussions;
17.14 Tracking discussions in progress;
17.15 Managing replies;
17.16 Moderating discussions;
17.17 Reviewing posts submitted for moderation;
Chapter 18: Automating tasks with workflows;
18.1 Associating workflows with lists;
18.2 Associating workflows with content types;
18.3 Starting workflows on documents;
18.4 Checking the status of a running workflow;
18.5 Creating a list workflow in SharePoint Designer;
18.6 Editing workflows;
18.7 Introducing Microsoft Visio integration with SharePoint workflows;
18.8 Switching to the visual designer;
18.9 Creating workflows in Visio 2013;
18.10 Importing Visio workflows into SharePoint Designer;
Chapter 19: SharePoint and eDiscovery;
19.1 Creating an eDiscovery Center;
19.2 Working with eDiscovery cases;
19.3 Identifying and holding content;
19.4 Removing an eDiscovery hold;
19.5 Accessing deleted content under legal hold;
19.6 Creating an eDiscovery query;
19.7 Exporting eDiscovery results;
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