SharePoint document libraries III: Work with version history

File versions

Does your company use a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site, or does it use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007? It's possible that your libraries are set up to store previous versions, in which case, you have great advantages available to you. Take this course and find out why.

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About the course

This course includes:

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


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Discover if your library stores previous versions for you.

  • View the version history of a file.

  • Restore to a previous version of a file.

  • Know the difference between major and minor versions, and why you'd specify either one.

Before you begin

Before you take this course, you should have:

  • The ability to add and edit files from a SharePoint library.

  • The ability to check out files from a SharePoint library.

Or take SharePoint document libraries I: Introduction to sharing files and SharePoint document libraries II: All about checkout.

Topics in this course

  1. Review and restore versions

  2. How to find out if versions are stored

  3. What the history looks like

  4. How to look at older versions

  5. When versions are created

  6. Capture your work as a version

  7. Is there a limit on versions?

  8. Major and minor versions

  9. How to restore a file to a previous version

  10. Quick reference card

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