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Chatter for SharePoint

Intro

In 2012, we were fortunate to work with Salesforce.com on an integration between Chatter and SharePoint.  This post gives an overview of the product – contact us if you’d like more information about getting the integration in place.

Chatter for SharePoint: Overview of Features

Chatter for SharePoint includes two web parts: Chatter for SharePoint Team Sites Web Part and the Chatter for SharePoint My Sites Web Part. Features common to both web parts are described below and are followed by a description of features which are unique to each of the web parts.

Common Features for Chatter for SharePoint Web Parts

  • Users can Comment on a feed post.
  • Users can Like and Unlike a feed post.
  • Users can view which users have Liked a feed post.
  • Users can delete feed posts and comments, subject to permissions enforced by Chatter.
  • Feed posts and comments can include @mentions, which includes a user look-up feature.
  • Users can hover over user names, avatars, and @mentions in the Chatter feed to:
    • View the user’s avatar and work phone number.
    • Follow or stop following the user.
    • Send the user a private message.
  • Users can click a user name or avatar to be directed to the user’s profile page in Chatter.
  • Users can click a group name to be directed to the group profile page in Chatter.
  • User can create posts which include a file attachment or link:
    • Users can upload files, from their local computer or from SharePoint.
    • Users can share a link which they provide.
    • Users can share files in SharePoint as a link.
  • Administrators can disable uploading of SharePoint files to Chatter by web application.
  • Users can free-text search all Chatter posts.

Common Features for Chatter for SharePoint Web Parts : Illustrations

Figure 1 : Comments

Figure 2 : Like a feed post and view which users also like the same feed post

Figure 3 : Delete a feed post or comment

Figure 4 : @mentions

Figure 5 : View contact info, follow, or send a private message

Figure 6 : Sharing a link

Figure 7 : Sharing a file from your local computer

Figure 8 : Sharing a file from SharePoint – Step 1

Figure 9 : Sharing a file from SharePoint – Step 2

Figure 10 : Users can search for Chatter updates

Chatter for SharePoint Team Sites Web Part

  • Users can submit a feed post to the selected group.
  • Users can view the text for feed entries from a group in Chatter.
  • The Chatter group displayed is determined in one of the following ways:
    • The user can search for and select a group by name
    • The user can choose the group from among a set of groups configured as web part properties by the SharePoint administrator.
    • The SharePoint administrator can configure the web part to display feeds for a single group.

Chatter for SharePoint Team Sites Web Part : Illustrations

Figure 11 : The user can search for and select a group by name

Figure 12 : The user can select the group from among a set of groups configured as web part properties by the SharePoint administrator

Figure 13 : The SharePoint administrator can configure the web part to display feeds for a single group

Chatter for SharePoint My Sites Web Part

  • Users can submit a feed post to their profile feed.
  • Users can view the text for feed entries from their profile and all entities that they follow in Chatter (e.g. the user’s news feed).
  • User can filter feed items to display:
    • All followed entities
    • People
    • Groups
    • Files
    • Feed posts which have been bookmarked
    • Record types which are followed (e.g. Contacts, Reports, etc..)

Chatter for SharePoint My Sites Web Part : Illustrations

Figure 14 : Users can submit a feed post to their profile feed

Figure 15 : Users can filter the feed items


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