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January 2009

How to install the Change Request Management template in MOSS 2007

Change management is one of the most critical elements of SharePoint governance. As documents are added to document libraries, there needs to be an orderly process in place for requesting modifications to those documents. Every SharePoint governance plan must deal with how those requests are submitted, approved and implemented and for how long previous document versions are retained. Although this all sounds a bit theoretical, SharePoint can actually help with the process because it provides an ideal framework for integrating change management into a document library. The good news is that you don't have to develop a change management application from scratch. Microsoft actually makes a Change Request Management site template available for download. Importing the template and creating a site involves a little bit of work, but it is still easier than creating a site. Keep in mind that Microsoft designed its Change Request Management template for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, but it is compatible with Microsoft Office ...

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