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  Asked By: Nicholas    Date: May 26    Category: MOSS    Views: 757

Is there an "Area" in SharePoint 2007? If so, how do you create them?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Alison West     Answered On: May 26

SPS2003 areas  are no longer in SharePoint, WSS or MOSS.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Freddy Heath     Answered On: May 26

No, Areas are gone (thank goodness) everything is a site

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Joanna Dixon     Answered On: May 26

Question. Why do SPS Areas get such a bad rap? It seems everyone hates them.

I think they are a cool concept that allow you to really build structure taxonomy with navigation made simple.

What am I missing here?

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Justine Barrera     Answered On: May 26

Answer: There is not an OOB method to backup and restore an area.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: May 26

While Areas are actually just SPWebs with custom Web Parts and some
supplemental metadata, they didn't follow the rules. They abuse the
security model, they cannot be backed up, they require special API
calls, etc.

They are not horrible when used for their intended purpose, to organize
the presentation of listings. The problems come when people start to use
them for other purposes.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Cory Brooks     Answered On: May 26

Any issues or "heads-ups" when upgrading to MOSS from a SPS2003 install that has used areas  (issues related to Areas specifically) ?

We have used areas to provide private content to certain communities by tweaking the permissions on them and then we also have public areas where the same communities put up announcements, contacts, etc. info for the entire enterprise.

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Ruth George     Answered On: May 26

Areas become web sites in 2007, so the entire concept of an area  goes away in 2007. This is good and bad. The ability to create a robust navigation system to find information in your environment has been modified and somewhat deflated in 2007. I’m doing a Live Meeting on the 22nd that will discuss this.

BTW, as for general information, we’ll be hosting a 3-day class on how to upgrade from SPS03 to MOSS 2007 here in Minneapolis, Dec 18-20. You will have a chance to do each upgrade path during the class in such a way that you get a full understanding of the pro’s and con’s for each type. You’ll also walk away with a solid roadmap of where you’re going with your own upgrade. As we get closer to the class, we’ll have a syllabus and such posted at our web site.

 
Answer #8    Answered By: Peter Peterson     Answered On: May 26

Question. Why do SPS Areas get such a bad rap? It seems everyone hates them.

I think they are a cool concept that allow you to really build structure
taxonomy with navigation made simple.

What am I missing here?

 
Answer #9    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: May 26

It's not the IDEA that we hate. It's the implementation. They created a ton
of problems. They created a whole new api. They broke some of the inharent WSS
features. I could gone on but it's not wise to speak ill of the dead.

 
Answer #10    Answered By: Isidro Berger     Answered On: May 26

I'm convinced and converted now, great reasons

 
Answer #11    Answered By: Schuyler Le     Answered On: May 26

some careful thought and good structure, they are
quite useful and rather easy to create and set up. But alas, I'd
trade that in for the capabilities that were added to 2007..

 
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