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How SharePoint Community Membership Works

Community site template is a new feature in SharePoint 2013. It provides a forum experience in SharePoint.
Microsoft also mentions about four types of Communities and membership permissions. Details can be found here.

I'm producing the table mentioned in the above link, as this is the topic of today's post.

TYPEDESCRIPTIONPERMISSIONAPPROVAL SETTINGPrivate communityA community for sensitive information where you want to limit participation to specific users or groups.Grant Member permission only to those individuals or groups who are appropriate.NoneClosed communityEveryone can view the content but only members with approved membership requests can contribute.Grant Visitor permissions to everyone. Require explicit requests to join.Enable access requestsOpen community with explicit membershipEveryone can view the site and receives automatic approval upon joining.Grant Visitor permissions to everyone. Require explicit requests to join.Enable auto approvalOpen communityEveryone has…

Difference between View Only and Read permissions in SharePoint

The question often arise on "View Only" permission about using this permission for restricting document download. And also on the difference between "Read" and "View Only" permissions. This post is to explain the difference between the two. Though my screens are taken from SharePoint 2010, it applies for SharePoint 2013 as well.

Let us first quickly look at these two permissions as seen in SharePoint:
As you can see from the description, users with View Only permission cannot download the documents, and this is applicable for document types with server-side handlers. What it means is, if you have enabled Office web app, Office documents such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are rendered in the browser itself. So, when user clicks on the document, it is rendered within the browser without getting downloaded to client. What it also means is, if the document is of type Text (.txt) or PDF, it is rendered in client (it is actually downloaded to user machine).

Governance Planning in SharePoint 2013

Have you ever wondered what is Governance Planning, how to start, what to start etc?

Here is one useful information in TechNet which provides information about Governance Planning in SharePoint 2013.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff598584.aspx

This basically covers three major areas: IT Governance, Information Management, and Application Management.

There are separate section for each area and links to lots of "Planning" articles. Very exhaustive but informative.