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SharePoint® 2007 Collaboration For Dummies® by Greg Harvey

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Chapter 8. Stimulating Team Interaction with Blogs and Wiki Pages

In This Chapter

  • Using blogs and Wiki page libraries to facilitate team interaction

  • Creating and using a new SharePoint blog site

  • Setting up the categories for your new blog and making your first post

  • Creating and maintaining a new SharePoint Wiki page library

  • Using RSS feeds to stay informed of additions to SharePoint blogs

SharePoint sites now support blogs and wikis, two of the latest Web-related technologies for fostering interactive communication. Blogs (short for Web logs) enable you to conduct an online conversation with your teams by posting comments to which your team members add their two cents. Wiki page libraries (wikiwiki is Hawaiian for quick) enable any of your team members to easily contribute to or modify the contents that you place there (including pictures, tables, and links to other Web sites and pages within the SharePoint site itself).

In this chapter, you find out how to set up and maintain both SharePoint blogs and Wiki page libraries to encourage members of your team to actively communicate about issues and participate in the maintenance of library pages that require this kind of very active interaction and collaboration.

Using Blogs to Elicit Your Team's Ideas

SharePoint blogs enable you to readily float new ideas with your team members, elicit their feedback, and then have them post their own spinoff thoughts. As with blogs on traditional Web sites, the team members who start and maintain the blogs ...

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