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How does Tagging Work in SharePoint 2010 for MySites – Microsoft Forum Question

This post is to give illustration to a Microsoft Forum Question regarding Tagging pages and how it is represented in activity feeds that I see as an individual tagging items in my SharePoint environment, and also what my colleagues will see if they are following my activities.  I do not believe that you can see activity feeds in Outlook without code so i did not pursue it in this post

 

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Above:  The question posed on the MS Forum

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Above: A basic Site in SharePoint 2010 with me logged in (see upper RHS)

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Above:  I click on “Tag & Notes” to tag this entire page as requested in the question. Please not the tool tip when I hover over “My Tags”

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Above:  This is the Tag I created and saved off, note the Tag name and options available

 

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Above:  My Tag is created and you can even see it under the suggested Tag Icon

 

Verification and Validation

 

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Above:  I go to my MySite and go to my Profile

 

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Above:  I am on the main page of my MySite Profile… I love the new look and feel very Facebooky.. is that a word..l

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Above:  I click on Tags and Notes and I can see the Tag i just created as well as a few others i did for BCS External Lists…

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Above:  I go to my mysite page as myself to demonstrate what i will see; obviously i see my colleagues updates…

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Above:  I log in as one of my colleagues and as you can see “He” sees my activity roll; but not my tags. However I did not “as this individual” opted to share the came common interest, I wonder what would happen then?…

April 16, 2010 Posted by | SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Administration, Tags and Ratings | 6 Comments

Yet another area where External List Differ from “other” SharePoint Lists

So, i was playing around with a question I saw on a Microsoft Forum and i took it a step further.  The question related to ratings, tags, and MySites.  But what got me thinking was if you can do Ratings on External Lists; as i am finding out more often than not, although Microsoft claims that External Lists are Lists like all others, they are infact not.  In a previous post I determined that you are not able to use SPMetal to create a LINQ to SharePoint Class with connectivity to the List.  I have also determined as you can discern from the image below that you are also not able to do Ratings. See below for prosperity.

 

 

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April 15, 2010 Posted by | Business Connectivity Services, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Administration, Tags and Ratings | Leave a comment