Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Do we need to be in the game? Another feature of SharePoint 2013

Apart from the things we already know about SharePoint 2013, like the fancy new Team Site templates, the micro blogging type social functions and the widely talked about App Store. They have also incorporated some Gamification features.
They have introduced a new site template, the Community Site template. This new type of site provides a forum like experience in the SharePoint environment.
As well as the normal type of forum activities like starting and participating in discussions, the community members receive Reputation Points for posting, replying, and receiving likes and best answers.

You can receive two types of badges:

Achieved - Gained by your community participation activities
Gifted - Awarded by other community members

Each members reputation status is displayed in their personal profile.

Example of a Community site graphically showing members reputations

Another view showing Community Members reputation scores.
It remains to be seen how well this feature is embraced by those who roll out SharePoint 2013.

If you would like to know more about Gamification in the Intranet environment and also read some interesting comments from some expert Intranet professionals, check out this excellent post on Intranetizen, What do you want, a medal? Gamification on the Intranet.

1 comment:

Manish Batra said...

Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
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