SharePoint document libraries I: Introduction to sharing files

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Does your company use a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site, or does it use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007? If so, it's essential that you know how to share files using SharePoint document libraries.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • See how valuable a document library can be to you and your coworkers.

  • Make files available to others by adding them to a document library.

  • Edit and save files in a document library.

  • Discover what happens when two people try to edit a file at the same time, and know how to handle that.

Topics in this course

  1. Why document libraries?

  2. What is a document library?

  3. How to save a file to a library

  4. How to upload files to a library

  5. How to edit a file

  6. People can edit, one at a time

  7. When you don't take turns

  8. Avoid locking the file by closing it

  9. When you don't close a file

  10. How to check out a file

  11. Avoid locking the file unnecessarily

  12. Quick reference card

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