Social Computing with Microsoft SharePoint 2007
Implementing Applications for SharePoint to Enable Collaboration and Interaction in the Enterprise
By Brendon Schwartz, Matt Ranlett, Stacy Draper
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: February 2009
Pages: 400

Social Computing with Microsoft® SharePoint® 2007

Social computing is a fast-moving and constantly evolving technology that aims to increase communication, encourage collaboration, and enhance productivity among people and resources. This book covers the major concepts, applications, and implementations of social computing and shows you how they are built with SharePoint 2007 today.

Serving as an introduction to social computing applications, the book answers fundamental questions such as what are social computing applications, how can these applications be used in my organization, how do I manage a social computing project, and what are the major components and applications that currently exist? The authors walk you through the necessary steps for adopting social computing applications and they prepare you for the pitfalls you may face—and explain how to avoid them.

You'll discover that social computing applications can be written on any framework, or even on their own, and you'll gain an understanding of the landscape of social computing as it relates to SharePoint 2007. With astrong comprehension of how to use SharePoint 2007 with social computing, you can promote collaboration and interaction between people in an organization through the use of blogs, wikis, RSS, mashups, and more.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to use content tagging to effectively build solutions

  • The benefits of using wikis

  • Why your company should have a blog and how you can create it

  • How to incorporate SharePoint 2007 with podcasting

  • Various ways to use mashups

  • The importance of using social computing search in order to have a successful application

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who is interested in using the concepts, applications, and implementations of social computing. Experience working with social computing is not necessary.

Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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