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Document version control goes deeper in SharePoint 2007
This article is part of the SharePoint Insider issue of December 2008
One of the nice things about SharePoint document libraries is that they allow you to retain multiple versions of documents so that you can go back and review how a document has been modified over time. Although SharePoint Portal Server 2003 supported versioning, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 goes a step further— offering the ability to differentiate between major and minor versions of a document. This new feature can make tracking down changes in earlier versions of a document a lot easier. The process of controlling versions is relatively simple once it's set up in MOSS 2007. Document version history is controlled through SharePoint's Document Library Versioning Settings page. You can access the page by going to your SharePoint site's default page. Once there, click the Document Center tab. You'll see that the Document Center page contains a list of the various document libraries and lists in the Site Hierarchy window on the left side of the window. Click on your document library, and then choose the Site ...
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