The Top Bar in SharePoint 2010 (below) differs significantly from the Top Bar in SharePoint 2007. Some options have been replaced, while others have moved.
- Site Actions is now on the left side (instead of the right).
- Search has moved to the Browse tab.
- My Links have been completely reorganized:
- My SharePoint Sites are now found within Personal Options > My Profile > Memberships.
- Add to My Links has been replaced with I Like It (see the Browse Tab for more information).
- Manage Links can now be found under Tags & Notes > My Tags (or Personal Options > My Profile > Tags and Notes). See the Browse Tab & for more information.
- Personal Options (which appear as your name in the upper-right corner) & Site Navigation are described below.
The top-right button on your SharePoint site appears as your name in a Lastname, Firstname format. As in SharePoint 2007, this is where you'll find Personal Options, including My Settings, Sign Out options, Request Access, & Personalize this Page. Additionally, SharePoint 2010 offers My Site and My Profile.
- My Site and My Profile replace My Links. They allow you to view additional information, such as notes you've made, content you've created, and sites where you're a member.
SharePoint 2007's site navigation 'breadcrumbs' have been replaced with a Navigation Tree (below).
|2010's Navigation Tree replaces...
||...2007's 'Breadcrumbs' Navigation.|
Quick Launch Bar
The Quick Launch bar (pictured right; appears on the left in SharePoint) hasn't changed much between SharePoint 2007 & 2010. It shows the categories of content on your site, as well as any content you have designated to show in the Quick Launch bar.
- Note that the link to view All Site Content has moved to the bottom of this list. In SharePoint 2007, it was at the top.
- Brand-new sites will show a Libraries category instead of Documents. People and Groups may also be missing.
When you first log in to SharePoint 2010, you may notice the presence of a wide toolbar containing tabs at the top of the page. The available tabs on your homepage are Browse (selected by default) and Page.
- The Browse tab (see below) will always be available to you as a way to navigate your site & change views.
- The Page tab will change, depending on which type of content you're viewing. For more information about the Page tab, see Pages.
- Other tabs, including List Tools, Library Tools, Calendar Tools, & Page Tools, are available depending on what type of content you are currently viewing. See Pages or Tools for Lists, Libraries & Calendars for more information.
The Browse tab (above) contains:
- Top Link Bar - Shortcut to your home page, or to other pages you've added as links.
- Page Title Link(s) - Shortcuts to your home page & any folders containing your current page.
- Search Box - More search options are available on the Search Results page.
- I Like It - This bookmarks the current content. Your 'Liked' pages can be found within Tags & Notes > My Tags (or > My Profile > Tags and Notes).
- Tags & Notes - This allows you to tag (categorize) the current page, and take notes on it. Tags & Notes can then be found within Tags & Notes > My Tags (or > My Profile > Tags and Notes).
- Views are described below.
In SharePoint 2007, view options were found in the View: drop-down menu. In SharePoint 2010, view options are found by clicking on the last link of the Page Title Links (below).
|View Options in SharePoint 2010
||View Options in SharePoint 2007