Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Group Work Site
Meeting Workspaces (there are several different types of meeting workspace templates to
choose from, all using the same site definition)
Before we dig deeper into what these sites can do and how they differ from each other, let’s
first take a closer look at how to create a new subsite and apply different settings from custom
themes to site administration. Once you’ve seen how you can modify any site, we’ll examine
each of the default templates and even create one.
Creating a new Subsite
Before creating a new subsite, you need to keep the overall structure of your site collection in
mind. At first, creating a new subsite below your main site is straightforward; however, as your
SharePoint deployment grows, you’ll need to keep track of where a subsite is located relative
to other sites. In a similar fashion to designing organizational units (OUs) in Active Directory,
it pays to plan ahead before creating a new subsite. Consider the purpose of the new site, user
access desired, and how long you intend the site to exist. Subsites can be created with the
intention of being temporary, such as a workspace for a project, or permanent, such as a team site for
a particular department or organization.
For this example, we’ll build a new team site for the human resources (HR) department to
give them a place to work and share documents without cluttering the main site. It will need to
be just like the main Company Site but designed specifically for human resources.
To create a new site, follow these steps:
1. Go to the New SharePoint Site page by clicking Site Actions and choosing New Site , as
shown in Figure 9.1. For this example, the site will be created off the top-level site.
The Site
Actions menu
The New SharePoint Site page will appear, as shown in Figure 9.2. This is where you enter
the initial settings for the new site.
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