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This article is part of the August 2009 issue of Nailing down SharePoint service-level agreements
Many administrators have no idea what features exist on SharePoint or how to use them. For example, did you know that SharePoint has both wiki and blog functionality built in? Did you know that SharePoint can help you collect information on what people are searching for and whether those queries return results in search? Or did you know that you can use SharePoint search to return results right within Microsoft Office? Maybe you did, or maybe you didn't. These and other really useful features come “for free” within SharePoint. Take a look at these top 10 underutilized features: 10. SharePoint search as a research source You have probably used the thesaurus or the Lookup function in Office at one point or another. This specific feature uses something called the Research Task Pane within Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. This feature is available in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. To leverage SharePoint as a research source, try the following: Open Microsoft Word. Right click on any part of a document, with or without text. Click the Lookup... Access >>>
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