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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By : Adrian Colquhoun
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By: Adrian Colquhoun

Overview of this book

The power of Microsoft SharePoint as the Enterprise collaboration platform is ever-growing; due to the wide range of capabilities it offers, SharePoint 2010 can help transform your business so you can quickly respond to the changes and challenges that you face. For End Users, SharePoint helps you and your team work "better, faster, and smarter". This book will take your SharePoint knowledge further, showing you how to use your skills to solve real business problems. While many other titles might be characterized as "SharePoint Explained", this cookbook contains advanced content that goes beyond that found in other SharePoint End User offerings: it is "SharePoint Applied". It provides recipes walking Power Users through a range of collaboration, data integration, business intelligence, electronic form, and workflow scenarios, as well as offering three invaluable business scenarios for building composite applications. The cookbook begins by providing a comprehensive treatment of SharePoint essentials, while quickly moving forward to topics like Data Integration, Business Intelligence, and automating business processes. At the end of the book, the information presented in the earlier recipes is combined to create three example SharePoint 2010 "composite applications" for Human Resources (HR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Project Management. Composite applications are the "unique selling point" of SharePoint 2010 and understanding how to create them is the key to unlocking the business value of the product.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook
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Checking another user's permissions in a SharePoint site

This recipe shows you how check another user's permissions in a SharePoint site.

Getting ready

This recipe works for:

  • SharePoint 2010 Foundation

  • SharePoint 2010 Standard Edition

  • SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition

  • SharePoint Online (Office 365 Edition)

You will need the URL of the SharePoint site you want to check your permissions on.

You will need the Full Control permission level to run this recipe. Normally, this will mean that you are a member of the site owner's group.

How to do it...

  1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the SharePoint site that you want to check you permissions for.

  2. Access the Site Actions menu and select the Site Permissions menu option.

  3. Select the Check Permissions icon on the Permission Tools ribbon.

  4. Enter the name of the user or group that you want to check the permissions for in the displayed dialog box. Click on the book icon to browse for the user if you are not sure of their name.

  5. Click on the Check Now button.

  6. The permission levels granted to the user (and the details of how those permission levels have been assigned) are displayed.

How it works...

As a user, everything that you can or can't to in SharePoint is determined by the permissions that you have been granted. Individual SharePoint permissions are collected together into permission levels. SharePoint 2010 provides built-in functionality that gives site owners the ability to check the permission of any user in a site.

There's more...

In SharePoint, security permissions are normally inherited with pages, lists, document libraries, and the items that they contain all inheriting their security permissions from the site which contains them. However, it is possible to break this inheritance and apply unique permissions to any of these items.

Where custom permissions have been applied, SharePoint 2010 provides the same Check Permissions functionality for each object. Just look for the Check Permissions icon on the ribbon for the list, document library, or page that you want to check the permissions for.

See also

  • Determining my permissions in a SharePoint site

  • Applying unique permissions to a SharePoint list

  • Adding users to a Team Site, Chapter 2