Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 implements features that make enterprise social computing and collaboration easier. Social networking tools such as My Sites and social content technologies such as blogs, wikis, and really simple syndication (RSS), are examples of social computing features. These features enable users to easily capture and share the knowledge and expertise that is needed to do their work. This sharing of information encourages collaboration, improves innovation, and targets relevant content to the people who have to see it. You can adapt content to each user while enabling administrators to set policies to protect privacy.
The social computing and collaboration features in SharePoint Server 2010 are built upon a database of properties that integrates information about people from many kinds of business applications and directory services.
Good understanding and planning of social computing and collaboration features is very important for creating effective Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions.
In this section:
- User Profile service overview
- Plan user profiles
- Profile synchronization overview
- Plan for profile synchronization
- Plan My Sites overview
- Plan for My Sites
- Plan for audiences and content targeting
- Social tagging overview
- Privacy and security implications of social tagging
- Enterprise Wikis overview
- Enterprise Wiki planning
- Collaboration site planning