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- [Instructor] Without a doubt, the team site is the most popular site in all of SharePoint, and that's what we're on right now, we're on the H+ Marketing Team Site, and we're going to be working with this site throughout almost all of the course. Let's take a quick look at what's going on. Now, the first thing I want you to look at is, right here, you see these blue boxes and it says Getting Started with Your Site. These are going to show up out of the box when you create a new site. And you have the ability to get rid of this, and it's up to you, you can leave it, you can get rid of it.
I personally don't like it, so I'm going to remove it, but I wanted you to see it, because it's going to be there. I think this is a much cleaner look. Let's take a look at the different parts of our team site. We have the Newsfeed, and the Newsfeed is just a place that, like it says, have a conversation. Now, Maria is who we are signed in as, and, if you look up here in the upper right corner, Maria is the director of the H+ Marketing Team and, as such, she is the site owner for this site and all of the sites below it.
This is the person we're going to be signed in as most of the time throughout this course. And Maria has put up a little welcome message and people can like or reply to that as well, or start their own conversations. We have, over here on the right, it says Documents. That is a document library. And you'll see we have one document in our library already, but if we click on Documents, it is a link to that document library, and you can see here, a place to upload documents, you can create new documents, just like that.
It's nothing fancy, it's just a document library. Now, over here on the left, this is what's known as the Quick Launch, and our Quick Launch is a series of links to other places. Now, we can click on Home and that's going to take us to the homepage, where we just were. Documents, that'll take us to our document library. Subsites is a list of the subsites to this Marketing Team Site. The only one we have right now is the In the Kitchen Project Site.
And if we go to Home, it'll take us to that page, so we need to actually go back, use our back button to get there. Site Contents shows us what's on our site. We have a Site Assets library, our Document library, two Site Pages, and a MicroFeed, and the Recycle Bin, and the Recycle Bin is just like the Recycle Bin on your computer. If you accidentally delete a list, or a library, or a document, you can go to your Recycle Bin and get it back. Let's go back to our homepage.
Now, speaking of navigation, up here at the top, you see that we have links to the Kitchen Project Site. Or we can go back to the team site. That is our top navigation bar and you have the ability here, where it says Edit Links, to add links to more places. Over here in the upper right, you'll see that we have a Share button. The Share button will allow you to share the site with other people in your organization. The Follow button will allow you to follow this site on your personal My Site page, if that has been configured for your organization.
And the Edit button gives you the ability to edit this page. Now, we're not going to talk about editing this page. That's another course for another time. But, up here, you see this thing that looks like a little gear? That's our Settings menu and when we click on that, we have a lot of options there. We have edit the page, Add a Page, and, again, we're not going to go through those things in this course. Add an App, this will allow you to add things like lists and libraries, and we'll look at that later. Site Contents, which we already saw.
Change the Look, we won't get into. That is adding themes, and colors, and things like that to our site. And, lastly, the Site Settings, we are going to take a quick look at that. You, as the site owner, are going to have access to this. Most of your users will not, or they may have limited access to some of the things in here, but the site owner has access to all of these things, and throughout the course, we're going to go through a number of these. Now, this over here, this is a SharePoint logo, but you have the ability to change that into a logo that may be more in keeping with the site or for your company.
But it also is a link to the homepage. So, when I click on it, it takes me back home. Now, the last thing I want to show you is up here in the upper left corner. You see this Page tab? When we click there, it gives me options for things that will affect this page. Page Permissions, Page History, you can edit the properties. Now, you have all of these things because you are the site owner. If you're just a visitor, all of these will be grayed out. But you have these tools to email, make this a homepage, View All Pages, like that.
And if you click the Browse button, it takes you right back there. Now, the last thing I'm going to show you is over here in the upper right corner, this little button that says Focus on Content. Now, I want you to watch the page and watch what happens when I click on it. I'm going to click that and, notice, all my navigation and the title of the page disappeared. It is exactly what it says. It allows you to simply focus on the content and get all of that other stuff out of your way. If I click it again, it takes me back and I see the page name, and my Quick Launch, and my top navigation links.
And we also have a search box, which will allow you to search for things throughout your organization. And that is our team site. Throughout the rest of the course, like I said, we're going to go through a lot more of this stuff in greater detail.
- Sites, site collections, and site templates
- Permission groups
- Permission inheritance
- Adding apps
- Creating lists and document libraries
- Versioning and check out
- Columns and views
- SharePoint subsites