Liferay Portal ships with a robust suite of collaboration applications which you can use to build communities of users for your site. These applications are best-of-breed applications with all the features you would expect of standalone versions that are outside a portal. The difference with Liferay's collaboration suite, however, is that all of the applications share a common look and feel, security model, and architecture. And they inherit all of the strengths of being a part of the Liferay development platform, so you can use them in combination with Liferay's user management and Content Management features to build a well-integrated, feature-rich web site.
This chapter will focus on the use of Liferay's collaboration suite. You will learn how to set up and administer:
You will see how all of these features can work together to provide an enhanced experience for your users, as well as giving you the tools to help build a community that keeps coming back.