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SharePoint Tutorial - Web Parts

Posted By: Rahul     Posted Date: October 26, 2009    Points: 2   Category :SharePoint
A page in SharePoint is comprised of web parts the exist within zones. Web parts are available for just about everything. For example in the page below there are four web part highlighted by different colors. The purple web part displays a short list of the new announcements stored in the annoucements library. The pink web part displays events from a calendar within the site. The green web part displays an image from a location the user specifies. The gray web part displays a list of links from the links list on the site.

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