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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By : Adrian Colquhoun
Book Image

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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Performing a basic search

Performing a search in SharePoint is as simple as entering the keyword you want to search for.

Getting ready

This recipe works for:

  • SharePoint 2010 Foundation

  • SharePoint 2010 Standard Edition

  • SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition

  • Office 365 (SharePoint Online)

Basic search is available in all versions of SharePoint, however, with SharePoint Foundation your search scope is limited to only search for content in the site that you are in.

You only need the Read permission level to run a search. However, the results that you see are security trimmed according to the permissions that you have. SharePoint search will not show you items that you do not have permission to see, even if they match your keyword search and exist in SharePoint's search index.

This recipe uses a SharePoint 2010 Team Site for illustration.

How to do it...

  1. Navigate to your Team Site.

  2. Locate the search box at the top-right side of the page.

  3. Enter the keyword that you want to search for.

  4. Click on the magnifying glass...