Team Sites and My Sites and More, Oh My!

Meeting Workspaces and Document Workspaces are two examples of the different sites and workspaces you can create with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007. To see the full list of Windows SharePoint Services default site templates, click the Site Actions button on your site, workspace, or portal home page, then select Create Site. You may need to click the Sites and Workspaces link under Web Pages. Scroll to the bottom of the New SharePoint Site page to the Template Selection box.

On the Collaboration tab, you'll find easy-to-use site templates for creating your own Team Sites, Blogs, Wikis, News and Publishing Sites, and Records Repositories. Click the Meetings tab for five different Meeting Workspace templates (you can also access these templates from the Meeting Workspace Task Pane in an Outlook meeting request). The Enterprise tab includes enterprise-ready templates for Document Centers, Report Centers, and Search Centers. Select the template you want to use and click Create.

With an Office SharePoint Server 2007 portal deployed in your organization, each individual employee can create and manage their own personal My Site. Your My Site is the place to store and edit personal documents, manage shared documents and tasks, and keep track of colleagues. Each My Site contains personal and public views of your information, allowing you to share information about yourself and your role while keeping private information private. To automatically create and configure your own My Site, simply click the My Site link from your Office SharePoint Server portal home page. Then repeat after me, "There's no place like my home page. There's no place like my home page." Ruby slippers are optional.

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Comments (2)

  1. Frank says:

    Hello Rob,

    I have a question on something that is bugging me with Meeting Workspaces…

    I can create a meeting workspace on the team SharePoint server fine from Outlook2007. Then if I go into the Calendar in the team SharePoint site for the purpose of creating a matching entry (which during creation allows me to link to the existing workspace as one of the options) I actually end up with 2 versions of the meeting workspace for that date, instead of just the one originally created from Outlook. All of the details are the same except for the following:

     The Outlook created Workspace (standard meeting workspace template) lists all of the meeting invitees but there is no link to the Calendar entry

     The Sharepoint Calendar created Workspace lists only me in the meeting invitees and does have the link back to the Calendar entry.

    Why isn’t there just the single instance or page for the workspace rather than the two that I end up with?



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