Informational architecture

Jive for SharePoint add-on's main functionality is connecting a Jive place to a SharePoint site.

The following list shows a hierarchy of objects within SharePoint:

SharePoint Tenant
  • Site collection
    • Site
      • Document Library

In Jive, spaces and projects have hierarchical relationships, but groups do not.

Any space, group, or project you create in Jive can be mapped to a SharePoint Team site and will automatically contain a document library named Jive Documents, where documents created in Jive will be stored.

However, you can modify the hierarchy below the site level (only) on the SharePoint side without disturbing the linkage between the Jive place and the SharePoint site, including the following:

  • Adding additional levels of hierarchy under the Jive Documents document library
  • Adding other non-Jive-linked libraries that are not stored under Jive Documents

Note that only files you place in the Jive Documents document library below the level of the Jive-linked site will be synchronized into Jive. Files you create in Jive after you add hierarchy will continue to be created at the root level of the Jive Documents library. You can move them into sub-levels under Jive Documents from the SharePoint side, and they will continue to be synchronized from both directions.

The following diagram shows an example of more complex linkages between Jive places and SharePoint sites. Note that all Jive places map to the Jive Documents document library under the specific SharePoint site.

Note: Currently, the only supported configuration is a newly created Jive place that automatically creates a SharePoint site in the site collection you specify.