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Beginning SharePoint Communication Sites

Creating and Managing Professional Collaborative Experiences


  • Consists of case studies to demonstrate integration of communication sites

  • Discusses integration with platforms such as Microsoft Teams along with Power BI

  • Covers creating and editing content through SharePoint mobile apps


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Charles David Waghmare
    Pages 1-20
  3. Charles David Waghmare
    Pages 41-64
  4. Charles David Waghmare
    Pages 65-83
  5. Charles David Waghmare
    Pages 125-138
  6. Charles David Waghmare
    Pages 139-154
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 155-159

About this book


Understand SharePoint communication sites and create one on your own using SharePoint Home available in Office 365. This beginner's book will advise you about the ways to integrate your existing collaboration channels with SharePoint communication sites. Along the way you will see how to embed documents, videos, and real-time data from across Office 365, including documents from SharePoint, Power BI reports, Microsoft Stream videos, and Yammer discussions. 

The author starts by giving an introduction to SharePoint communication sites and how to create them. Next, you’ll cover various cases to understand the benefits of communicating through SharePoint communications sites. Further, you will learn how to design collaborative experiences for end users along with ways to plan social intranets. Here, you will understand how to integrate Yammer, SharePoint Online and email in order to build a collaborative experience. You will then integrate communication sites with Office 365 products for better end user collaboration. Finally, you will discover how to plan for and create communities using communication sites and learn more about social knowledge management.

After reading Beginning SharePoint Communication Sites, you will be able to create and manage SharePoint communication sites and improve ways to communicate and collaborate within your organization.

You will:

• Create SharePoint communication sites to share information with larger and smaller groups
• Enrich the end-user experience while sharing information with a bigger audience 
• Build digital intranets using SharePoint communication sites
• Design visually compelling intranets
• Transform the way you share information within your company
• Dynamically pull in and display data, documents, and information via web parts
• Integrate with Yammer and emails to create collaborative user experiences


SharePoint Social Intranets User experiences Office 365 Digital Communication SharePoint Communication Sites Microsoft SharePoint Dynamic Sites

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.MumbaiIndia

About the authors

Charles David Waghmare worked as Global Yammer Community Manager from 2011 until mid-2018 with Capgemini. Previously he was Community Manager of SAP-based communities at ATOS where he managed communities using TechnoWeb 2.0 – a Yammer-like platform. In this Communities of Practice (CoP) initiative, Charles was also responsible for managing community sites built in SharePoint. Further, at ATOS, Charles was global rollout manager for a structured document-management system built in SharePoint. 

The Capgemini Yammer network, one of the largest Yammer networks, was moderated by Charles to make Yammer a wonderful experience for each Capgemini user. At Capgemini, his responsibility was to manage the Yammer network containing over 135K+ users and enterprise social knowledge management platform called KM3.0, which also contained over 100K users. Charles was a major contributor to the next-generation knowledge-management platform called KM4.0 using SharePoint Online.
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