I chatted a bit with you in the past because I want to move my pretty big Ning network to Buddypress and you guys gave me great advice! Had to put the project on ice for 2 months, but now I started it and bought 1 year of WPMUDev since your plugins look amazing.
Anyway, I am starting to setup the base layer of my WordPress, and want to make sure I do it correctly, and since you guys are WordPress experts you can maybe help ?.
In the past, my community was only focused around one Microsoft Product called SharePoint.. now we would like to move the focus between Microsoft’s Cloud offering ,which is called Office365. Office 365 is made up basically of 3 products (SharePoint, Lync, Exchange). We would like to serve all these communities in the near future. My idea was to have for example sites:
I want to have Single Sign On (SSO) between the sites, so people can switch without a problem from a site to the other (with a menu on the top), However I want to have a way to be able to target emails to users who are mainly signed up for a site. I would like to use your WP > MailChimp plugin to bring people from each site into a different MailChimp List, and for example if I send a SP Newsletter, I want it to go to everyone in the SharePoint Site!
Lastly , my other question is, what would we put at the root of the “community.com” site to be interesting. Can we make a rollup of blogs and news from all the other places without having duplicated content & brining down SEO? We are planning to use quite a few of your plugins, so if you could help us it would be great!