Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring check-in, part of SharePoint 2010 Getting Started.
There is a downside to taking your documents off your own desktop and…putting them in SharePoint.…If they're available for others to edit, you may have two or three people trying…to edit the same document at the same time.…Now this could be good if you're trying to be collaborative.…In fact, with the Office 2010 programs you can do something called co-authoring.…That just simply means that two people or more have the same document open at…the same time, and they can see each others changes as they're being made.…But for some people that's exactly what they don't want to have happen.…If they're trying to make major updates, they might want to lock the file while…they're working on it, and this is what we do using Check In, Check Out.…
Now you can always Check In or Check Out a document on a Document Library…without changing any settings.…I can just select a document, come up to my Ribbon and say Check Out. Click OK.…It's Checked Out.…We see the little icon there, the little green arrow.…However, by default, this is not required on a Library.…
- Exploring the SharePoint product line
- Creating a Web site
- Understanding document and meeting workspaces
- Setting site permissions
- Working with Office 2010 and SharePoint
- Checking documents in and out
- Versioning documents
- Social networking in SharePoint
Skill Level Beginner
1. SharePoint 101
Using SharePoint8m 8s
2. Sites and Workspaces
3. SharePoint Tools
4. Microsoft Office 2010 and SharePoint
5. Basic Functions in SharePoint
6. Expanded Functions in SharePoint
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