Social and collaboration features in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013

Learn about social and collaboration features in SharePoint 2013 and development scenarios for My Sites, team sites, and Community Sites.

Last modified: September 17, 2015

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013

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The social and collaboration features on My Sites, team sites, and Community Sites in SharePoint 2013 make it easy for users to find and connect with the people and content that matter to them and to share information and ideas.

My Site and team site features in SharePoint Server 2013

On My Site and team sites, the interactive newsfeed can help users keep current with people and content through real-time microblog messages and status updates. My Site also acts as a central location where users can track their tasks and access the documents and sites they are following. See Get started developing with social features in SharePoint 2013 to learn about SharePoint Server 2013 APIs that you can use to develop with My Site features.

Community Site features in SharePoint 2013

People can use the rich, forum-like experience in Community Sites to find and share information and ideas, find people with similar interests, and build reputation. You use SharePoint site and list APIs directly to extend Community Site features because the Community Site feature doesn't expose a specific API. We describe development scenarios for Community Sites in What's new for developers in social and collaboration features.