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defaults for the sites, which means they apply to site creation but can be changed on individual
site collections post creation. Most of these settings, however, are applied to the web application
and cannot be changed later for individual site collections. Let’s adjust the general settings for
our SharePoint-8080 web application.
Default Time Zone Set the default time zone for newly created sites. This is only a
default setting; individual sites can be edited to change the time zone from the default to
reflect local time.
1. Select the default time zone for all sites in the web application. My example uses the main
office’s time zone: EST.
FIGURE 10.34
The Web
Application General
Settings page
Default Quota Template Set the default quota template for newly created site
collections. This setting is also a default. You can still change the quota template assigned to a
site collection manually, as discussed in the “Site Collections” section of this chapter.
2. My example uses the Blog quota template that we created earlier in this chapter, so any
site collections that are created on this web application automatically get this quota.
Person Name Smart Tag and Presence Settings This option requires MSN Messenger
or Windows Messenger (or Windows Communications server and Office Communicator).
Person name smart tags are small pop-ups that appear when a user hovers their cursor
over a name in the SharePoint site. The tags indicate whether the person is online
currently and, if so, whether they’re available for chat. This feature is covered in Chapter 11.
3. This option is on by default, which is fine in this case.
Alerts User alerts are discussed in Chapter 6, “Introduction to Lists.” They can be very
useful, but you really don’t want to let a user set thousands of alerts (your email server
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