Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007
The publishing functionality provided in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 enables authors to create and modify content, including as Web pages and documents, and make it available to users with the appropriate levels of viewing permissions. The publishing process involves the creation of content, and subsequent submission of that content for approval. After content is approved, it is made available, or published, to the Web site for readers. This publishing takes place according to either a default schedule, or to a customized schedule based on the needs of the project. Users in either the Approvers group or the Quick Deploy Users group can schedule pages to be published. For information about scheduling a page for publishing, see Schedule the start and end date for a published page.
Before users can take advantage of the publishing process on a Web site, a site administrator must first activate the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature for the site collection, and then activate the SharePoint Server Publishing feature for the sites that will be used in the publishing process. After the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature is activated, additional permission levels and SharePoint groups that are used to delegate publishing responsibilities for users are automatically created. A site administrator assigns users to these new groups in order for users to be able to view, create, edit, and approve pages, list items, and documents to be published.
If you use one of the Publishing templates to create a site collection, you do not need to activate the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure or SharePoint Server Publishing features. The publishing features will be automatically activated when the site collection is created.
The following objectives are part of administering publishing: