Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a new team site, part of SharePoint 2013 Essential Training.
We're back in our familiar site collection for No Obstacles Intranet and we're going to create a new team site. At the top of our site collection we have this site, Inside No Obstacles we then have two sub-sites already. One is called Inside Sport, we haven't spent a lot of time here yet. We've spent most of our time instead in either the top level site or in our Employee Self Service site, here. We need to create yet another site. It's a parallel to Inside Sport, because the other major division at Inside No Obstacles, is Inside Home. Inside Sport and Inside Home are our two major departments or divisions. And they have retail locations, they have fulfillment centers, they have all of the attributes of two separate businesses.
If we were a much larger association, I would probably have created different site collections for Inside Sport, and Inside Home, but a great deal of crossover. They share Chief Financial Officers, CEOs, they share some specific types of consultants. So it made sense when we talked about this to have one site collection for all of inside No obstacles, but it's time to create this site for the inside home team to use. This is how we're going to do it.
First, we want to make sure that we are in inside no obstacles, and then we'll go to site contents. When we scroll to the bottom of the site contents, we should see subsites there already. Here's Inside Sport, and here's our Employee Self Service site. We're going to click the new subsite link to create a new site. Its name is Inside Home, and the reason I'm not taking out the space, is I actually have the ability here to type a URL. This is going to be collaboration site, that's the language we've used, for Staff and Others, in the, No Obstacles, so. A collaboration site for Staff and Other in the no obstacles incorporated home division.
And we've been using the word inside, so this is going to be Inside Home. Now I get to choose a template. We'll talk more about templates later in the course. There are some very specific templates that are available, for things like document centers, or search centers. And then, there are the collaboration zones, like a team site, a blog, a project site, or a community site. Each of them has a brief description, and you will create team sites over and over again because they're the most common SharePoint sites. We want to get together and work with a group of people. A blog is a place for a person or team to post ideas. A project site is specific to a project, and the difference between a project and regular work is that a project has a specific start and end and outcomes and milestones, and it doesn't tend to be what you do every day in your business. So project sites are specific to one effort, even if that effort bridges two or three years.
And then a community site, which is a place that we could discuss topics, that we could kick things around, have a group of ideas that we discuss together. We'll be looking at community sites later as well. But as you've noticed, Team Site is a place to work together, and that's what this is. The inside home employees work together. Permissions we have two choices, one is I'd like to inherit permissions from the parent site, these are the cascading permissions that we discussed when we talked about site collections. The site above us, the higher level site has a group of permissions and if we can use those same permissions here that's a great start. The other possibility is to say that I'd like to use unique permissions that this site is so different, the entire site that I actually can't use the same permissions I have on the parent site.
You can always change your mind about this later but I would encourage you to simply inherit the permission from the parent side when you're creating the site, even if you know you're going to change them in a bit. Now we get to navigation. First does this site belong on the quick launch of the parent site. So when I look at the Inside No Obstacles Internet. Here, do I expect to see this site over here under sub sites. Notice that our employee self service site is here as well as at the top, but Inside Sport isn't. There's a reason for that.
We actually left Inside Sport off the quick launch. But we do want it on the top length bar of the parent side. These are the exact settings that inside source has. And it makes sense to use it on inside home. Then the question is. What should the top length bar look like? Should we inherit one from the parent side? And we've actually done that. It's hard perhaps to remember. But if we went and took a look at Inside Sport or the ESS site, we would find exactly this same top navigation bar on all of those sites.
We're doing that everyplace in our Internet, including here. If you don't know what these settings are, you should feel free to cancel out of this, take a look at some of the other sites in your collection and say, oh, okay. That's what they've done with the quick launch, that's what they've done with the top link bar. This is how they are inheriting or not inheriting navigation. The same thing is true when you're filling out the name or filling out the description. If you don't know the pattern that's being used for URLs, go find out.
You'd rather have all of this stuff right to begin with, than have to turn around and modify some of these things and some of them can't be modified. So let's make sure we have it right, go all the way back up to the top. Take a look. There's our title, there's our URL. We're using the team site template, inheriting permissions. We've got our navigation and our navigation inheritance set. Let's click Create, and create our team site. That was amazingly fast. So here we are in our team site. We know that we're not in Inside No Obstacles anymore because this link is highlighted as opposed to the other ones. This is however exactly the same navigation bar that we see everywhere else.
So, users will know how to navigate within this site as easily as they can within Inside Sport or our employee self service site. The next things we need to do are customize our site, make any other changes we'd like to make to navigation and then we'll be able to expand our site and build out that full featured home site that's more like for example the Employee Self Service site or the home site for Inside No Obstacles. But creating our Team Site is the first step in providing all of this functionality for the users in the Inside Home group.
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