Communities are about how people and teams communicate. SharePoint Server 2010 provides a wealth of out-of-the-box tools to promote online social interaction, such as content rating Web parts and tagging/tag Web parts.

Social Networking Capabilities

Social networking features in SharePoint Server 2010 have been greatly enhanced since SharePoint Server 2007, including:

Content rating: Users can rate documents and content throughout SharePoint sites and ratings can be cumulatively displayed on home pages of sites, for example, “Highest Rated Documents” or “Favorite SAMS Books.” Ratings are stored as metadata and can be sorted, filtered, and queried. Ratings help content owners recognize popular content trends and more appropriately ...

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