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  1. Welcome to the Minnesota SharePoint User Group November 12th, 2008 SharePoint and Social Networking Wes Preston Raymond Mitchell Tim Bakke Meeting # 49

  2. Agenda • Introductions • Social Networking • Break • Unified Communications • Customization & Development • 3rd Party Offerings • Governance • Drawings !!

  3. User Group Goal / Objectives Develop and support a local community focused on Microsoft SharePoint Technologies Educate user group members about SharePoint Technologies Transfer knowledge within the community Communicate best practices Introduce new products / solutions

  4. Introductions – MNSPUG Sponsors Inetium ( Technology consulting company NSI Partner Status (National Systems Integrator) Practice area focused on SharePoint New Horizons – Minnesota ( Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Training on many technologies Microsoft (

  5. Website for user group SharePoint resource documents SharePoint resource links RSS Feeds Meeting Schedule Past User Group Presentations

  6. Upcoming Schedule Next Meeting December 10th 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Topic: Panel Discussion Check for updates! Ongoing Schedule 2nd Wednesday of every month 9:00 to 11:30 am Microsoft’s Bloomington Office

  7. Other Events Minneapolis Office Developer Interest Group (MODIG)No meetings in November and December – check back for January!More information at: SharePoint Server 2007: ECM (Enterprise Content Management)Tues, December 2, 2008 – New Horizons – Edina SharePoint Server 2007: Connecting People, Process and InformationTues, December 16, 2008 – New Horizons – Edina Conferences • Best Practices SharePoint Conference – February 2-4, 2009 Diego, CA

  8. Mindsharp Training in Minneapolis • Office SharePoint 2007 Power End User – December 8-11, 2008 • Office SharePoint 2007 Power End User – January 12-15, 2009O • Customize SharePoint Sites without Writing Code Using SharePoint Designer 2007 – January 12-16, 2009 • Core Technologies in Office SharePoint Server 2007 – January 19-23, 2009 • Developer’s Guide to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – January 19-23, 2009 • for more information.

  9. *Breaking News* Conference • Twin Cities SharePoint Camp – Saturday, January 24, 2009More information to come… stay tuned… • The Minnesota Microsoft Unified Communications User Group is meeting January 22ndwith an overview of “Microsoft UC Use and Overview of OCS 2007 R2.” • Send an email to for more information!

  10. Posts & News Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog Introducing the Microsoft Certified Master and Certified Architect for SharePoint The Great Debate on SharePoint Site DefinitionsSharePoint Joel:’s Perspective: First Look: Office 14 for the WebAnnounced at PDC 2008

  11. Social Networking Social Networking

  12. What is Social Networking?

  13. What is Social Networking? A virtual gathering place A web of contacts A bulletin board A scrapbook A knowledgebase Examples • Linked In • Facebook • MySpace • Twitter • • • Forums • Distribution Lists • Blogs, RSS feeds • Many more… Social Networking

  14. One user example… Participate in LinkedIn as a career networking tool Keep track of previous co-workers, networking contacts, etc Participate on facebook with friends, family and some work and community contacts Get a little more personal by sharing photos and comments with friends Control access to different groups Follow statuses and updates Forums Keep track of a few hobby-related lists to keep up on the latest news and info. Contribute from time to time Blogs Family blog Technical or work topical blog Read a list of blogs using Google Reader or some other RSS aggregator Social Networking

  15. What is Enterprise Social Networking? Employing the same concepts used in other social networking solutions, but done while asking: “Is this good for the company?” Realize the potential of social networking concepts in your workplace, with your partners and with your clients. The same standard business questions apply: What is the return on investment? Where are the efficiencies? But in one slide… WHY? Social Networking

  16. Why Enterprise Social Networking? • Drive collaboration & social interaction • Discover content in new ways • Capture & share tacit knowledge • Capture the “wisdom of the masses” via social feedback • Build a sense of connection to the company Social Networking

  17. SharePoint Social Networking – Key Features Profile Database – The database containing information about SharePoint users, imported from Active Directory and other potential sources. People Search – A search scope and result page configured specifically for finding people, based on data crawled from the Profile database. My Profile Page – One method of displaying the Profile database information, using web parts designed for that purpose and available only on the Profile page Social Networking

  18. SharePoint Social Networking – People Search Social Networking

  19. SharePoint Social Networking – Profile Page Social Networking

  20. Scenarios for Enterprise Social Networking Finding the right resources, when you need them People Search or advanced search can be used to find people based on many attributes – based on the Profile Database Immediate needs: Finding the right resource for the current issue, fast Ongoing needs: Building a project or organizational team Social Networking

  21. Scenarios for Enterprise Social Networking Accessing the organization chart Succession planning Finding co-workers, colleaguesand managers Social Networking

  22. Scenarios for Enterprise Social Networking Communication Using blogs and RSS feeds to internally broadcast information Company announcements rather than e-mail broadcasting Strategy and quarterly updates Promotions, staffing changes, etc… Use external blogs to share relevant information with clients Press Releases for stakeholders and the public Technical / Product information and updates for clients and partners Social Networking

  23. Scenarios for Enterprise Social Networking Communication – Blogs (out of the box) Social Networking

  24. Scenarios for Enterprise Social Networking Communication – Blogs continued Codeplex Enhanced Blog Edition 2.0 Tag Cloud (SharePoint Designer) Social Networking

  25. Scenarios for Enterprise Social Networking Retain and more effectively utilize intellectual property Use knowledge bases to capture critical information and make it available to those that need it, when they need it Wikis can be used to capture critical information and allow it to evolve quickly as needed by as many people as needed. Blogs can be used as internal ‘journals’ to track research, work and progress Discussion boards can be used as places to capture and track conversation threads and have benefits over e-mail Train new employees Use the knowledge captured in the containers listed above to identify ‘required reading’ for new team members. Social Networking

  26. Scenarios for Enterprise Social Networking ‘Communities of interest’ Aligning employees in different departments that have similar roles so they can benefit from each others’ experiences Internal User Groups Cross-Department Collaboration Social Networking

  27. SharePoint – Version Recap WSS – Windows SharePoint Services. The ‘no additional charge’ version of SharePoint that includes all the core functionality. MOSS Standard – Some considerable enhancements on top of the core platform – My Sites, People search, Employee Lookup web part, etc… MOSS Enterprise – Doesn’t offer a lot of functionality for social networking, but does include the BDC, which may allow for richer data Social Networking

  28. SharePoint MOSS Feature Reference My Sites Special web parts You could do the facebook status with a Discussion list – configure a web part on the home page to only show the latest entry, have alerts, allow others to comment on it… People Search Employee Search web part Audiences SSP Profile Management Search Management Social Networking

  29. Break 5 – 10 minutes

  30. Unified Communications Unified Communications

  31. What is presence and how does it impact collaboration and social computing in SharePoint?

  32. What is Presence? This is presence... Know before you attempt to reach out Presence is the “center ring” of Unified Communications

  33. What is Unified Communications? A COLLECTION of technologies – not a silver bullet “Game-Changer” “Disruptor” “Equalizer” THE GOAL OF UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS IS TO REDUCE THE HUMAN LATENCY IN BUSINESS PROCESSES “ The collection of communication technologies, applications and processes to enhance communication and business between you, your customers, partners and employees “

  34. Microsoft Unified Communications Product Alignment Unified Communications Collaboration, Portals, and Search E-mail and Calendaring Unified Messaging Software-Powered VoIP IM andPresence On-premise and Hosted Conferencing

  35. Demo

  36. UC by definition is Social Computing I’m working in the proposal… I’m looking at the Dashboard and have a question about… I need to speak to you regarding… I need to talk to you about… I need to find someone who… I found this document but have a question… And Social Computing is UC

  37. “Communications Enabled Business Processes” OPPORTUNITY…

  38. Plug The Minnesota Microsoft Unified Communications User Group is meeting January 22ndwith an overview of “Microsoft UC Use and Overview of OCS 2007 R2.” Send an email to for more information!

  39. Customization & Development Customization & Development