I was recently asked to provide some information around the new SharePoint 2010 Social Computing Features. Here is some public domain information that should provide more than enough information on how to get started.
- Introduction Video: This is a great 100 level introduction to all the new features of Social Computing for SharePoint 2010. Just follow the links to download the video. It walks you through all the features from an end user’s perspective - https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032437260&CountryCode=US
- Social Computing in SharePoint Server 2010 Resource Center: Resource Center with several links to whitepapers, blogs, videos, etc. - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee263906.aspx
- Planning: Read this entire series as it will walk you through all of the design decisions you should be thinking about before you do your SharePoint 2010 implementation. You can actually use much of this to assist you with creating good requirements gathering questions, provide direction in the technical architecture and define governance rules for the long-term maintenance of SharePoint 2010 implementation - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662531.aspx
- User Profile Service Video: Great 300 level discussion that shows how actually configure the user profile service which drives all the social features of SharePoint 2010. At the end, it shows how once this service is configured how the social computing features we are looking to use are now enabled - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff678053.aspx
- Planning and Deploying SharePoint Server 2010 User Profiles for My Site Web Sites Whitepaper: The following is great whitepaper that augments the planning series - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cd93bc74-d923-4dc9-b112-715d5ddb64fd&displaylang=en