Jive Connects for Microsoft SharePoint: Making SharePoint Jive
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Jive Connects for Microsoft SharePoint: Making SharePoint Jive
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Jive Connects for Microsoft SharePoint Jive Connects for Microsoft SharePoint provides tight integration between SharePoint and Jive. It takes SharePoint’s strengths as a content repository with complex workflows and document management and couples them with Jive’s social networking capability, intuitive interface, and high adoption rate. This documentation introduces Jive Connects for Microsoft SharePoint, describes initial considerations that should be made when integrating Jive and SharePoint, and directs you to the appropriate documentation for getting up and running with the product.
Many enterprises challenged by large content repositories and complex workflows have turned to document management systems like SharePoint. As Social Business Software increasingly transforms business by uniting community, connections and content, traditional content management systems need to find ways to engage with the social workplace and become truly socially enabled. With Jive SharePoint Connector, enterprises can unite the power of Jive and SharePoint to drive business productivity and innovation. Jive’s social networking, collaboration capabilities and highly intuitive interface are highly complementary to SharePoint’s content infrastructure. The Connector leverages Sharepoint’s strengths in document storage and records management, while providing true collaborative momentum around content creation and business processes.
Best of Both Worlds By adding SharePoint Connector, now you can leverage both Jive and Microsoft SharePoint to do what they do best. • Use Jive as your hub for socializing and sharing content broadly across the enterprise—even if the content lives in SharePoint. • Now, when employees post a discussion, author a blog, or collaborate on a document inside Jive, they can easily find and link to SharePoint content—searching and navigating any number of SharePoint sites from their Jive interface. • Preserve SharePoint as your official workflow and document storage system while infusing it with Jive social features.
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• When employees are working inside SharePoint, they have a direct window and click-through access to people, content, and activities in Jive. Why You'll Love Making SharePoint Jive Socialized synergy — The SharePoint Connector seamlessly integrates Jive and SharePoint with unified access, unified search results, unified activity streams, and unified document storage. Bi-directional content push plus corporate governance capabilities further extend the solution. Unified access — Gives authorized users transparent, click-through access to both applications while exposing Jive in SharePoint, allowing you to move seamlessly between applications. Unified search results — Delivers search results from both Jive and SharePoint in every search, no matter which application you search from to help you find content immediately. Unified activity streams — Provides a consolidated view of activities as they happen in both SharePoint and Jive by people you consider important and for projects and initiatives that matter to you, which means that you can act faster and more precisely with full awareness of what’s going on. Bi-directional content push — Makes it easy to push content in either direction with a one-click push operation that copies a file to a pre-defined location, carrying the specific file metadata with it. Also allows authorized Jive users to push content into SharePoint workflows and to push SharePoint content out into public Jive communities. Corporate governance — Gives IT and SharePoint administrators a semantically rich business rule language to help them define what, how, and when SharePoint content gets socialized to protect privacy while enabling powerful socialization at a very granular level—from strictly private to completely public.
ReadMe Before jumping into Jive Connects for Microsoft SharePoint, you’ll want to put some thought into some configuration options. Prerequisites Jive Connects for Microsoft SharePoint requires Jive 4.0.1 or greater and either Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. The SharePoint servers must have .NET 3.5 installed. In order to search SharePoint from Jive you must be using domain accounts for the SharePoint application pool accounts and they must be using a domain that is at a domain functional level of Windows 2003 or later. Connections Determine what SharePoint sites and Jive instances you want to connect. SharePoint can connect to multiple Jive installations and Jive can connect to multiple SharePoint sites across multiple SharePoint farms. Policies SharePoint activity can be shown in Jive, but restricted by policies that are enforced by SharePoint farm administrators. Consider what policies you want to put in place to keep your sensitive data secure while still making the most use out of SharePoint by extending it in to the social world of Jive. Authentication We support impersonation using NTLM. If you use impersonation, pay close attention to the Farm Configuration for Jive screen in SharePoint and the System Properties in Jive where you can put in place extra security measures when using impersonation.
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NTLM (NT Lan Manager) is a Microsoft Windows authentication implementation based on challenge/ response. NTLM can be used to authenticate a user without transmitting a password over the network. A limitation of NTLM is that it cannot "delegate" a user's credentials (token) beyond the server requesting authentication. A benefit of NTLM is that it is relatively simple to configure.
Enough Already, Let's Go! To get up and running with Jive Connects for Microsoft SharePoint, refer to the following documents where you can learn how to install, configure, and use the product: Document
Installing, Configuring, and Using the SharePoint Features
This section covers the features within SharePoint and is intended for SharePoint IT administrators. It includes technical installation and configuration of the SharePoint features, followed by more technical concepts around the SharePoint features.
Installing, Configuring, and Using the Jive Plugin
This section covers the features within Jive and is intended for Jive IT administrators. It begins with the technical installation and configuration of the Jive features, followed by more technical concepts around the Jive features.
This section focuses on authentication scenarios between Jive and SharePoint. Each scenario represents a real configuration used to demonstrate or test Jive and SharePoint integration.
This guide can be used by individuals who need to diagnose issues when configuring the SharePoint connector.
This guide helps you use Jive with SharePoint. It also enables you to make the most of the Jive web parts and socialization features now available in SharePoint.
Note: When installing Jive Connects for Microsoft SharePoint, realize that there are two installation components: an install for SharePoint and a plugin for Jive. Both of these must be installed before either can be completely configured.
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