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Beginning SharePoint 2013: Building Business Solutions by Laura Rogers, Jennifer Mason, Shane Perran, Amanda Perran

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CHAPTER 1

Exercise 1 Solution

A site is a single location that stores lists and libraries related to a common subject. A site collection represents a group of sites.

Exercise 2 Solution

There are many reasons that organizations invest in portal technologies. Two major reasons are:

  • People need to connect with information that will help them make informed business decisions regardless of their physical location. Because portals are web-based and are available via the browser, large numbers of users can access information from a centralized location.
  • Portal technologies scale with an organization as it grows and can accommodate business processes and information management.

Exercise 3 Solution

False. The collaboration features of SharePoint are the baseline features that are included within all versions of SharePoint. The feature sets that require SharePoint Server are the Enterprise features.

CHAPTER 2

Exercise 1 Solution

To receive an e-mail notification every time a new item is added to a list, you would create an alert. You create an alert by selecting Alert Me from the List tab of the Ribbon.

Exercise 2 Solution

A choice column features a value list, from which you can select options that a site manager has manually entered into the column. A lookup column displays a value list based on the contents of an existing column from another list on the site.

Exercise 3 Solution

You can export SharePoint list views to an Excel spreadsheet from the Ribbon menu. ...

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