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This is a tough one. It's unreasonable to expect that the SharePoint team would be able to build a better wiki than people who only build wikis. They're not going to build a better blog engine than people who specialize in building just a blog. So the "SharePoint wiki is better than XYZOpenWiki" argument is probably one you are going to lose. I think you ...


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Well that depends on what you mean by collaboration. If you want to collaborate by sharing data stored in documents or list then Yes SharePoint is your product. If you want to collaborate on creating documents with simultaneous editing then Office Web Apps is your product. If you want to collaborate by sharing knowledge in the form of discussions, then ...


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It seems that not all features are active on the root site of your site collection. Some of the list templates, including the Communications list templates, are only available if a specific feature is activated. Please check the Site Features of your root site. You can do this by going to the Site Settings page, and then navigate to Site Features. Please ...


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You can also use the two together. I played around with the SharePoint Connector for Confluence when it was in beta about 3 years ago and it looked pretty solid. I was able to get the benefits of the Confluence wiki from within SharePoint through some web parts (the SharePoint 2007 wiki was horrible) while also being able to use SharePoint for what it is ...


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Sharepoint wikis are just not enterprise worthy. We gave a lot of feedback to Kevin Davis, the former PM for wikis, about how poor they were. I was excited they were taking feedback about the feature but it seems that none of the suggestions the community made got rolled into the product. If users need a robust wiki, then trying to pigeon hole them into ...


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You could use Microsoft SharePoint Workspace, previously known as Microsoft Office Groove. It is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance. It does not provide you with SharePoint like versioning but it is still very nice collaboration ...


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Depends how far down the rabbit hole you want to go... I'd recommend forgetting about Excel and simply making a new custom list in SharePoint. Create columns in that list the correspond to what was in your Excel sheet. Once that is done, create a Datasheet view. You'll end up with a web page that has something that looks like a spreadsheet on it (it's ...


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If you have a bunch of users that are super-geeky Wiki-markup power users, there is nothing in SharePoint your are going to give them that will make them happy. OTOH, if you have people (in my experience there are lots more of these) using Confluence as a basic knowledge management tool, you could probably point to things like a more friendly editor in ...


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I think you're asking the wrong question, or at least, you need to be able to answer "Why?" or "What's Confluence not giving your users?" before you start planning how to convince them. Is the technology better? Will faries give you 3 wishes if you move to SharePoint? Do organisations running SharePoint have better Feng Shui? Calendars, announcements, etc. ...


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You need to setup object, output and blob cache for your site collection in relation to site usage. See my answer earlier on this subject: http://www.sharepointoverflow.com/questions/3388/sharepoint-web-performance-optimization/3391#3391 Publishing sites is usually web facing and allows anonymous access. This allows for a more agressive caching strategy, ...


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Publishing site is more oriented in pages, which means it has a more articulated way of publishing pages, the most common template being the 'article page'. Every page will obey to the mechanism of save-checkin-publish, it can be boring for a normal user to have to do all those actions to see his article appear. (example: an intranet with a roll up of news ...


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Looks like there is something wrong with your site's Team Collaboration Feature (Site Actions > Site Settings > Modify All Site Settings > Site Features > Team Collaboration Feature). This adds a few list templates to the new list screen. Try deactivating a reactivating this feature. If that doesn't work, maybe its some permissions issues.


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You can very well use Search API for getting the list of community sites provided that you have a good crawl system maintained , probably continous crawl enabled. If you run the KeywordQuery search on current logged in user's context , it will give security trimmed results and so the user will have minimum read permission on the sites returned. Further more ...


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Site Actions > Site Settings > Page layouts and site templates (under Look and Feel) Subsite Templates: make sure your site template is selected


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I would enable the collaboration features. The reason is that it also enables the correct content types and everything became easily available in the content query webpart for aggregation. This eliminated the need for development customizations and it did fit with customer requirements. So in this case no development is needed. If you go the route of pages ...


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I found this article: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sanjaynarang/archive/2011/06/12/custom-note-board-web-part-socialcommentmanager-social-security-trimming-and-search.aspx that seems to have some useful information.


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Not with the OOTB Alerts, they will always use the web app from/reply to email. To do this you're going to have to create your own alerts using something like workflow, event receivers or a timer service/job.


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Honestly, I'm not sure if you want to go through the trouble of trying to link workbooks together. An easy option: Upload the excel docs into a Document Library Your boss uploads the current weeks excel document into a document library. You and your coworkers edit the document in SharePoint Pros: similar workflow to what you have now (still use excel), ...


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It is possible to do some collaboration using Office Live. While this is mostly used for individuals, I have seen some small teams use it with success.


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You can synchronise a document library with Microsoft Outlook. With this, everytime you hook up to the network, Outlook will synchronise the documents from the library to your computer. When you go offline, you can work on the documents, and your changes are uploaded back to the library when you reconnect. You probably will get conflict issues, so break ...


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Here are some techniques to Troubleshoot Page Loading Issues similar to Anders recommendation to check for closed web parts. http://nextconnect.blogspot.com/2010/01/troubleshooting-page-loading-issues.html


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Not sure if this is related to your particular performance problem, but you may be helped by reading this post I wrote some time ago: A new approach to solve SharePoint’s painfully slow spin-up / start-up time for first request.


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I'm not positive this is what you are asking, but what I can tell is that you have a site collection that is using the publishing site template and you want to create blogs, wikis, and discussion forums within this site collection. The only way I know of to create these in a publishing site collection is to use the command line: stsadm.exe -o createweb -url ...



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