My first sharepoint task ever is to create a demo document management site, i need to define a way of departmentalising documents added to the store, then when a user logs in they only see documents by their department. How is best to do this, i don't know where to start.
You could use different scenarios :
- Apply security on a series of list depending on the AD Group they are in
- Apply "By Item" security on a single list by adding an event handler by code, and with some logic, apply the good group to the item
- Adding a column that would be the department, and filter the list by that column
- Using this solution to edit the regular view http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/9dfce274-02d9-4232-80c0-8139a94e96ea/
There's a lot of options, it depends of your level of comfort with code and with the platform.