Sharepoint Sites vs. Pages

Posted on 2011-10-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hello All,
   Looking for a little basic strategy here. We are building on a Sharepoint server and have been making Sites and Subsites. However, we have found that are beinginning to want to share lists and libraries across sites, and that this is impossible to do. We are wondering, since we are in the very beginning stages of this, if we should be making many different pages instead of using sites, or if there is some other solution. Thanks
Question by:JesusFreak42
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    From a purely technical perspective, if you are using SharePoint Server, you can use Content Query Web Parts to aggregate List Items / Documents across an entire Site Collection, regardless of sub-sites.

    From a higher-level point of view, what is the nature of the information you are looking to segment / share? Sites are a great way to segment some users from each other, and organize sub-groups of content. However if the content is highly related and will have identical or similar security applied, it might make sense to use pages.

    Basically the answer really depends on the nature of the information and security it needs.

    Author Comment

    Ok... Can you point me in the right direction to use "Content Query Web Parts" ?

    Author Comment

    Oh.. and this is in a "hosted" environment, so our actual access to the server is less than others might be.
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    Here is background on what the Web Part can do:

    You would find it under the "Content Rollup" category in Web Parts.

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