(Note: This is the fourth post in this series. For the first post and a table of contents, go here.)
As you can see the diagram is a mix of functional and technical. In general that is my goal for this series of blog posts as well.
I am planning to refer back to this diagram as I walk through the social computing features in the upcoming posts. I think it is easier to explain the purpose and functioning of individual features if the bigger picture is kept in mind.
I created this diagram using the following resources:
- What I learned from presentations Microsoft made on the subject at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas
- What I could find on other blog posts on the subject (a little bit, but not a lot of depth)
- What official documentation is available on TechNet and MSDN (a little bit, but not very thorough)
- My own analysis and testing of the software (this is where I've spent the most time)
I am positive the diagram is not 100% accurate. I think the only way to get it 100% accurate will be for someone on the SharePoint product team to comment on it and point out where I am wrong. I don't know if that will happen or not, but would welcome the critique if Microsoft cares to provide it.
Finally, here is a link for you to download a PDF version of the diagram if you would like to have it.
My next post will drill into "tags", which is in the upper left corner of the diagram.