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Social Computing With SharePoint 2010 Andrew Clark, MCTS @sharepointac
SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One Chris Geier Cathy Dew Becky Bertram Raymond Mitchell Wes Preston Kenneth Schaefer Andrew Clark http://www.amazon.com/SharePoint-2010-Six-Chris-Geier/dp/0470877278
Agenda What are MySites My Content My Profile My Newsfeed Social Activity inside SharePoint 2010 Tagging, Rating and Note board OOTB web parts that expose social activity How Managed Metadata can assist with tagging Administration Governance Planning Infrastructure Planning Training of Users and Administrators
What are MySites & Social Computing? Personal sites inside SharePoint My Content area for managing documents, photos and lists My Profile page for managing user profile information Newsfeed for viewing activity of colleagues Social Collaboration Sharing with others what documents you feel have value Assist in ranking documents Adding notes to enhance regular metadata A term is identical to a tag: it is a word or phrase that is associated to content
My Content File share replacement with benefits of typical SharePoint document management & collaboration Personalized home for documents that do not belong to a project
My Profile Profile Properties pulled from external data sources or user input
My Profile - Properties Typically pulled from AD or LDAP Ability to add attributes using BCS Select attributes have visibility settings Only Me My Manager My Team My Colleagues Everyone Possible to write values back How to import properties from Excel using BCS
My Profile – Organization Chart Great tool to audit client’s AD environment!
My Newsfeed Social Activity of colleagues Social Activity based on personal interests Personalize to include specific activities Code can introduce custom activities Talk to @thekicker Microsoft Office Server ActivityFeed Namespace MSDN
Social Activity – Tagging - Visibility Possible to mark activity as private Ability to delete activity later from profile page
Social Activity – I Like It Contextual Ribbon Multi-select Quick easy way to broadcast value to others
Social Activity - Tagging What can be tagged? An entire web page SharePoint List Document library Almost anything with an URL
Social Activity – Note Board Existing notes will appear on this modal popup but also on user’s profile page
Expose Social Activity Tag Cloud Web Part Custom List Views Content Query Web Part
Expose Social Activity - Advanced Follow @spentsarsky Include SharePoint 2010 rating in search results web part Adding SharePoint 2010 rating control to custom list views Author of Top 60 custom solutions built on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Governance Planning Security Create personal site User Social Features User Personal Features Terms Create Managed Metadata administrators Who is going to reorganize keywords as synonyms?
Plan for My Site Websites – Determine Users and User Permissions
Plan Terms and Term Sets (SharePoint Server 2010)
Infrastructure Planning Performance and Capacity Planning Site quotas Hardware requirements Maintenance Planning Corporate policy regarding purging unused profiles Who should be notified when SharePoint detects unused sites? MySite Quota / Max Size DB = Max MySites SharePoint Server 2010 Performance and Capacity Test Results and Recommendations
Training of Users and Administrators The key to a successful SharePoint deployment
Show value with addition of software unique to each business unit
Demonstrate how search has evolved with social computing
Conclusion MySites in 2010 are dependent on user activity. The typical search experience has limitations. Make tagging easy by planning out Term Sets. Determine who will maintain Term Sets and Keywords. Take the proper steps to ensure that MySites are usable and can be maintained with Governance Planning, Infrastructure Planning and Training.