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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Disabling social features for a user

One of the key features of SharePoint 2010 is social components. These components are enabled by default. However, we do not always want users adding tags, using the Note Board and other social features. Organizations might need to turn them off for a particular user or even a group.

Take the case where an organization has a site set up for their vendors to use and exchange information. It may not make sense, from a business perspective, for the users of this site to be tagging items and using the I Like It feature. They are providing information to an organization through the extranet site. They are not looking to do things like rate the information on the site.

In a case like this, the social features can ...

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