Microsoft’s Windows SharePoint Technology and Services, which includes SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) 2003, Microsoft SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 (New!) and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 (New!) allows teams to create Web portals for information sharing and document collaboration that help increase individual and team productivity. It also serves as a platform for application development, providing IT resources such as portals, team workspaces, e-mail, presence awareness, and Web-based conferencing. SharePoint enables developers to quickly build collaborative applications based on a robust set of out-of-the-box functionalities.
SharePoint Administrators or Site Administrators frequently receive the request to make navigating their sites easier or more familiar to their end users. There is also the request to make demonstrating various SharePoint solutions, reports, statuses, presentations easier to display and access. While SharePoint does allow you to have tabs as part of your site navigation, it does not offer menu, tab or tree structure navigation options out-of-the-box that allows a Site Admin with Designer permissions or better the ability to define and set up various navigation options on a page within or across sites or site collections.
The SharePoint Navigators is a collection of Web Parts that lets you create menus, tabs or tree structures on any page in a site. These navigation options allow you to connect to other pages, lists, sites or site collections, even external internet sites. Link to any SharePoint list, library, discussion board, etc. using relative links for accessing both HTTP and HTTPS sites as well as ease of portability when setting up custom site templates that contain these navigation types. This product also includes a Site Actions Menu feature that allows you to create a menu item with submenus in the Site Actions drop-down–enabling Administrators to quickly link to commonly used resources.