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Project Description
The Community Kit for SharePoint is a set of best practices, templates, Web Parts, tools, and source code that enables practically anyone to create a community website based on SharePoint technology for practically any group of people with a common interest.

Vision / Scope
The latest version of the Vision/Scope document, click here,

IMPORTANT: Please note that the Community Kit for SharePoint is not officially maintained or supported by Microsoft!

Support is provided only via the discussion forum in this project space.

CKS FBA - Forms Based Authentication Beta 1.00 released
This solution is our first beta release that provides a Forms Based Authentication feature. Fresh install only, WSP will not upgrade an existing October 2007 release. Also, this is an authentication provider feature and is unrelated to CKS editions such as User Group etc. Any internet facing sharepoint site requiring Forms Based Authentication may use this feature.

Community Kit for SharePoint: User Group Edition (or CKS:UGE) 1.0
The CKS:UGE 1.0 is a site admin template (.STP file) designed for user group websites. The default settings and content of a SharePoint site that's been created with this template can be used with minimal modification by any Microsoft product oriented user group. Nevertheless, a user group of any product will find this template to be a compelling option with which to create a SharePoint site for its members. The CKS:UGE demo site is at

Community Kit 2.0 for SharePoint
The CKS 2.0 will include several different editions that consist of custom Master Pages, web parts, and Features. Go here for current list of editions and features being considered. The CKS 2.0 project was officially announced on the SharePoint Team Blog on March 27, 2007. The pre-release announcement was posted on June 18th. Here are the CKS 2.0 editions currently being actively worked on by the CKS team.
EBE 3.0 Release
Enhanced Blog Edition 3.0

Blogosphere Buzz about the CKS
Click here to see what the buzz is about.

CKS Naming Conventions and Branding Standards
Click here.

CKS FAQs and Some Answers
Click here.

Last edited Jul 13, 2010 at 8:09 PM by YvonneHarryman, version 47