Showing posts with label site collections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label site collections. Show all posts

31 August, 2012

Organizing Collaborating with SharePoint Site Collections and Sites

Building upon the power of the repositories previously discussed (lists and libraries), SharePoint 2010 provides a powerful framework of sites and site collections to manage these repositories and provides additional management tools. The sites and site collections enable IT to build a framework that provides working spaces for departments, groups, teams, programs, divisions, offices, and any other type of business grouping. These sites can be branded with appropriate logos and color schemes and have web parts added to .aspx pages that perform many tasks, from simply displaying rich text, graphics, and charts to stock tickers, information about the weather, or data pulled directly from corporate databases.
Site collections are collections of sites that can be managed as a unit.
A wide range of templates are available that make it quick and easy to create functionally specific site collections, such as the following:
·         Team Site
·         Document Workspace
·         Blog
·         Meeting Workspace
·         Document Center
·         Records Center
·         Business Intelligence Center
·         Publishing Portal
·         Enterprise Wiki
For the sites created within the site collection, many other templates are available, including the following:
·         Assets Web Database
·         Basic Meeting Workspace
·         Blog
·         Contacts Web Database
·         Document Center
·         Enterprise Search Center
·         Enterprise Wiki
·         FAST Search Center
·         Group Work Site
·         Issues Web Database
·         Projects Web Database
·         Publishing Site with Workflow
·         Records Center
·         Team Site
·         Visio Process Repository

12 April, 2012

sites and site collection in SharePoint 2010

Sites, Site collections and sub-sites: Very commonly used terms in SharePoint right from the first version i.e. SharePoint 2001 till new version i.e. SharePoint 2010. Every SharePoint version has some new features, new functionalities, different GUI interface and many more.
Today we are going to concentrate on site collection features, How exactly the GUI change, where exactly we need to check, what options are available, which features are important from day to day perspective.
For site designers: a site collection's galleries and libraries provide a means for creating a unified, branded user experience across all sites in the site collection.
For site collection administrators: a site collection provides a unified mechanism and scope for administration. For example, security, policies, and features can be managed for a whole site collection; Site Collection Web Analytics Reports, audit log reports, and other data can help administrators track site collection security and performance.
For farm administrators: site collections provide scalability for growth based on how much content is stored. Because each site collection can use a unique content database, administrators can easily move them to separate servers.
For site authors: a site collection's shared site columns, content types, Web Parts, authoring resources, workflows, and other features provide a consistent authoring environment.
For site users: a site collection's unified navigation, branding, and search tools provide a unified Web site experience.
The following list includes site features that you can configure uniquely:
Templates: You can make each site have a unique template. For more information, see Site templates included in SharePoint Foundation 2010.
Language: If language packs have been installed on the Web server, you can select a language-specific site template when you create a new site. Text that appears on the site is displayed in the site template’s language. For more information, see Deploy language packs (SharePoint Foundation 2010).
Security: You can define unique user groups and permissions for each site. For more information, see SharePoint 2010 Governance Planning (white paper).
Navigation: You can fine-tune your site's navigation experience by configuring unique navigation links in each part of your site's hierarchy. Site navigation reflects the relationships among the sites in a site collection. Therefore, planning navigation and planning sites structures are closely related activities. For more information, see Site navigation overview (SharePoint Foundation 2010).
Web pages: You can make each site have a unique welcome page and other pages.
Site layouts: You can make unique layouts or master pages available in a site.
Themes: You can change colors and fonts on a site. For more information, see Plan for using themes (SharePoint Foundation 2010).
Regional settings: You can change the regional settings, such as locale, time zone, sort order, time format, and calendar type. For more information, see Regional settings (SharePoint Foundation 2010).
Search: You can make each site have unique search settings. For example, you can specify that a particular site never appears in search results.
Content types: You can make each site have unique content types and site columns. For more information, see Content type and workflow planning (SharePoint Foundation 2010).
Workflows: You can make each site have unique workflows.
I hope the above mentioned information will be helpful to you and provide some insight that you are looking for. In case of any queries/questions then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues J J

10 January, 2012

Delete a site collection

1-Select the site collection you want to delete from the drop-down menu on the Delete Site Collection page

2-After selecting Change Site Collection from the drop-down menu, you will see a list of site collections displayed for the Web application that you have most recently accessed.

3-To display a list of site collections for a different Web application, use the Web Application drop-down menu located at the upper-right of the page

Note: When you delete a site collection, all the content is deleted within it, including subsites, lists, and libraries. Therefore, you should perform a backup of the content database containing the site collection or export the site collection first

4-After clicking OK on the Select Site Collection page, you will see the Delete Site Collection page displayed again with the entire path of the site collection shown along with a Delete button.

5-Click Delete and then click OK on the confirmation dialog box to delete the selected site collection.

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know, Thank you

Create site collections

You can create new top-level site collections when you create your Web application or any time later using the Create Site Collections option in Application Management. You can create a top-level site collection using either the root URL of an unextended Web application or a managed path such as /sites or any other wildcard inclusion path you have created.When creating a new site collection, you will provide the following information.
  • Title and description
  • Website address using either the root of the Web application or a URL path
  • A site template that will be used to create the new site collection
  • A site collection administrator and a secondary administrator if required
  • A quota limit template if required
Make sure  to choose the correct Web application before creating the site collection so the collection is available in the correct Web application.

If you have any queries regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know, Thank you