Build a Small Business SharePoint 2013 Intranet
A SharePoint tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom
the demo below Peter Kalmstrom, CEO of kalmstrom.com Business
Solutions and Microsoft certified SharePoint specialist
and trainer, explains how to create an intranet with three
subsites for a small company.
The departments have their own areas (=subsites), each with
its own theme, where team members are able to share documents,
photos, appointments and tasks.
The three subsites have a common nagivation bar with links
to the root site, to the other department sites and to the
external website. Peter has used the Office 365 version
of SharePoint 2013 for this tutorial.
Peter starts with a new, blank site collection, and this
is the process he shows in his tutorial:
Now the intranet is ready for use, but in the demo below
Peter also shows how to add a YouTube video to the homepage
of one of the newly created subsites. You are welcome to
have a look!
- Create a subsite by going into the root site's
Site Content > New subsite. Make sure you enable
"Use the top link bar from the parent site".
- Create apps for photos, appointments and
tasks under the Site Content of the new subsite.
- In the list settings for each app, go into "List
name, description and navigation" and enable adding
of the app to the Quick Launch.
- Add three new pages to the newly created
subsite by modifying the homepage and adding wiki links
to it. Save and then click the links, and the new pages
will be created.
- Save the new subsite as a template: Site
settings >"Save site as a template". Make sure you
enable "Include content" for the new template.
- From the root site, go into Site Contents and create
the two other subsites. Use the newly created template.
- For each of the subsites, go into Site Settings >"Change
the look" and select a theme. Make sure the selected
theme shows a Quick launch.
- In the root site, add a link to the top navigation
bar. When you use the Edit link feature the link cannot
open in a new window, but Peter shows how to solve that
by activating the feature Server Intranet Infrastructure.
For a discussion on how to best meet the requests from the
fictitious company in this tutorial, please refer to
the kalmstrom.com Blog.