Getting Help

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Help portal

The Help portal is the home page for the Help system. It has hyperlinks that go directly to topics such as Overview and Troubleshoot, and it also links to a section called "How Do I," which contains all the procedures for managing your SharePoint team Web site. Hyperlinks in the How Do I section are organized by general task areas.

Table of contents

The table of contents organizes Help topics by the features in your team Web site.

  1. At the top of the Help portal, click Contents.

  2. Scroll down the page to find a heading for the feature that interests you.

  3. Click the name of the feature, and click the name of a topic.


The index lists keywords alphabetically.

  1. At the top of the Help portal, click Index.

  2. Click the letter that corresponds to the first letter of the keyword you want.

  3. Scroll down the list of keywords, and click the link you want.

More Help on the Web

If you have a question about SharePoint Team Services, first look in Help. If you don't find what you need, you can get information from the technical resources in the following list:

SharePoint Team Services Web site

Go to the SharePoint Team Services Web site while you work in SharePoint Team Services. From the SharePoint Team Services Web site, you can get answers to the most frequently asked questions about SharePoint. You can also get up-to-date tips, downloadable files, and updated Help files.

Microsoft TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network CD-ROMs

Microsoft TechNet   The comprehensive information resource for evaluating, implementing, and supporting Microsoft business products. A TechNet subscription delivers the knowledge of the entire Microsoft product support division directly to you every month on CD-ROM. TechNet provides fast, in-depth answers to questions about programs, network management, system implementation, database administration, drivers and patches, technology directions, and product evaluation. More than 250,000 pages of detailed, technical information help you get more done in less time. To subscribe to Microsoft TechNet in the United States and Canada, call (800) 344-2121.

Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) CD-ROM Library   The comprehensive source of programming information and toolkits for those who write programs for Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows 2000 operating systems, and for those who use Microsoft products for development purposes. Members with an MSDN annual subscription are kept up-to-date through regular deliveries of information, a newsletter, and other information sources. To subscribe to the Microsoft Developer Network in the United States and Canada, call (800) 759-5474.

Both numbers are toll-free in the United States and Canada. Outside the United States and Canada, contact your local Microsoft subsidiary for information.

Microsoft Knowledge Base

The Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) is the primary source of product information for Microsoft support engineers and customers. This comprehensive collection of articles  updated daily  contains detailed how-to information, answers to technical support questions, information about known issues, and ways Microsoft has addressed those issues. You can use text and keyword queries to access information in the KB.

The KB is available on Microsoft TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network CD-ROMs.

Microsoft Software Library

The Microsoft Software Library (MSL) is a collection of free, binary (non-text) files located on the Web for all Microsoft products. For example, the MSL contains device drivers, utilities, Help files, and technical articles.

The MSL is also available on Microsoft TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network CD-ROMs.

Microsoft Press

Microsoft Press offers the training and support materials you need to help you get more from Microsoft products.

Whether you're a beginning user, an advanced user, a support professional, or a software developer, Microsoft Press has what you're looking for  from quick-and-easy handbooks and self-paced training guides to desktop references, technical resources, and programming titles.

To locate your nearest source for Microsoft Press products worldwide, visit the Microsoft Press Web site or contact your local Microsoft office. In the United States, call (800) MS-PRESS. In Canada, call (800) 667-1115.

Note   The hyperlinks in this topic go to the Web. You can switch back to Help at any time.