New Feature: Playlist Center! Pick a topic and let our playlists guide the way.

Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

SharePoint 2013 New Features
Illustration by Neil Webb

Microblogging in SharePoint


From:

SharePoint 2013 New Features

with Gini Courter

Video: Microblogging in SharePoint

Here we are in our Newsfeed. This is a microblog, it's a lot like Twitter or Instagram. This is where we can create posts so that other people can read them. This is a shared social space and there are two or three things you'll want to know about how we refer to things. First, if I want to include information about a person, I'll start by typing the @ sign, and SharePoint will quickly pull up a list of everyone that I am following, so that I can choose from a list. If I start typing letters it will narrow that list down, and that's because there a space here that I can mention people in, and that space is maintained by SharePoint.

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
SharePoint 2013 New Features
2h 20m Beginner Feb 28, 2013

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

Dive in and explore what's new in SharePoint 2013. Author Gini Courter covers the new features and the enhancements to sharing, libraries, templates, and search. Plus, discover how the social networking features have been updated to include microblogging and newsfeed options. The course also includes a look at using SkyDrive Pro, managing rich media, and using new business intelligence features.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the SharePoint 2013 product line
  • Editing your social media profile
  • Viewing the newsfeed
  • Keeping track of tasks
  • Using SkyDrive to share private documents
  • Moving files with drag and drop
  • Syncing libraries
  • Introducing SharePoint apps
  • Reviewing the template updates
Subjects:
Business Collaboration Productivity
Software:
Office SharePoint
Author:
Gini Courter

Microblogging in SharePoint

Here we are in our Newsfeed. This is a microblog, it's a lot like Twitter or Instagram. This is where we can create posts so that other people can read them. This is a shared social space and there are two or three things you'll want to know about how we refer to things. First, if I want to include information about a person, I'll start by typing the @ sign, and SharePoint will quickly pull up a list of everyone that I am following, so that I can choose from a list. If I start typing letters it will narrow that list down, and that's because there a space here that I can mention people in, and that space is maintained by SharePoint.

So it's all of the folks that I am following, other people in the company are available to me. So, the @ symbol is a way to say, I want to refer to somebody specific in this microblog post, and that way my post will show up on their list of Mentions. The second thing is the ability to create a conversation by using tags. A tag or Hash tag starts with this symbol, the # symbol to many of us or Shift+3, but it's the tag symbol. And when you begin by tagging something then what you're doing is you're saying this is a keyword, but we don't call them keywords here in the social networking space, we call them tags, or hash tags.

So, you'll notice down here that I actually created a post that starts with a hashtag and then it's called challenge2013. By using that in other posts I am saying they're all part of the same conversation. For example, create a post that says, "I've heard several suggestions for keynote speakers for #challenge," and as soon as I begin typing, because this tag already exist, I can simply click that tag here, notice that it's grayed in a little bit like a field would be in Microsoft Word, "Any news?" So, I'm continually asking about # challenge2013 and these two items then are part of the same conversation.

If I wanted to I can actually filter on #challenge2013 and find all of that information. Now when I am microblogging, this is a conversation, so Akee posted, "I'm new to this, what do these symbols mean?" And I posted a reply actually Mark posted a reply first that mentioned me. I clicked on Mentions, here I am and so I'm posting back. But another thing that could have done is I could have said, well you know what I want to make sure that I follow up with this, or I want to link to this conversation.

So, two different possibilities here. If I click Follow up then this conversation will actually be added to my Tasks list, we will see that later on. So, if I want to say, well I want to know more about this, so I want to do something with this, or I want to print a beautiful copy of this sunset picture and give it to Jaryl. Any of those things that I might like to do, I can simply say Follow up and throw this item to my Task list. Another possibility for a conversation is, I want to continue this and say you know we should just do a little tech note for this and have it available to folks on the site, because Akee is not the only person who might be asking about this.

I could Copy a link to the conversation. Now this didn't copy it, all it did was create the link URL for me, I now need to right-click and Copy it. I can then paste this somewhere else if I wish. I could email it to somebody, I could create another post and mention this. So, this is a link that brings me right back to this conversation. So, if for example I were to put this in an Outlook email message--let's just see what that looks like real quickly. So, I created a new email message and I'm simply going to dropdown into the body and paste this in.

As soon as I hit the Spacebar it turns it into a hyperlink. And I want to just make a note that says, "Do we need some resources on microblogging?" And I am going to actually send this as a question. Now when Jaryl receives this, she can simply click and Open that hyperlink, and if she has permission, because she is following both Akee and my conversations, and Mark's, it takes her right back to this same conversation.

So, that's the value of saying that I'd like to be able to track this conversation. Now notice that now that it's on the space all its own there's really no way to save a link to it. This is the link, it's sitting up here in the Address Bar. And if I click Newsfeed it will take me back to my entire Newsfeed once again. So, all kinds of choices that we have when we microblog: ways that we can create new posts, ways that we can Like or Reply to posts, a method to be able to Copy links to conversations and Follow them, a way to Lock a conversation which I can do if it's my conversation, so that it can't be removed, the ability simply to enjoy information that's been posted by my colleagues.

Microblogging is a great new feature in SharePoint 2013 and I hope you just jump in and enjoy it.

There are currently no FAQs about SharePoint 2013 New Features.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

join now Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed SharePoint 2013 New Features.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.