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Does your My Site matter?

If you are a small group of people that all work in the same office it might not matter as much but if you organization has multiple offices and/or remote workers then that My Site could be the first thing they see about you. When I look at a person's My Site and it has no information it gives me a lukewarm feeling about this person

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My Site Implementation in SharePoint 2010 – A Best Practices Strategy

The answer is currently about 60\40 in that 60% of organizations are rolling out My Sites and 40% are in a “wait and see” pattern and are struggling with legal & compliance or leadership who have serious concerns about rolling out My Sites

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The Ninja way to add Twitter to your My Sites

With a little effort you can add a twitter feed to a My Site Host so that when you visit your profile page or somebody else’s you can see the twitter feed they have chosen

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Using Managed Metadata from another farm in your My Sites

Maintaining a central term store has obvious advantages, but using that term store for your User Profile Service (and hence the data in your My Sites) isn't exactly straight forward

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"(I Don't Care What You Say Anymore...) This is My Sites"

Whether you've turned your hard knocks down to mute or set your knock-knock default to "who's there" when the virtual cube mate comes poking, here's the good news about My Sites in SharePoint 2010

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My Sites & Communities: System Architecture Deep-Dive in Office 365 & SharePoint 2013

Understanding the Underlying System Architecture Behind My Sites & Communities in Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 When an organization’s deploys My Sites for their users, the underlying SharePoint 2013 system architecture create a web application, a My Site host site collection, an individual site collection, and several SharePoint service applications and features

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Too Much Information?

Is the social nature of SharePoint 2010’s MySites putting your information at risk? Would you know if it was? These are questions I thought I knew the answer to, but now I am not so sure. Late last week, we experienced a ripple in the space-time continuum that keeps SharePoint aligned with...

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The SharePoint 2010 “Magical Mystery Tour”

Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) 2003 (2 full SharePoint releases ago) had My Site (social) capabilities but it was before its time and management, legal, compliance, and CIOs were rightfully concerned and doing their due diligence in seeing how this new feature, along with others, such as blogs and wikis would positively or negatively affect their organization

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What happened to My Links?

If you were using My Sites in SharePoint 2007, there was a high likelihood you were using My Links...If you haven’t noticed yet, SharePoint 2010 My Sites don’t have My Links by default (on the profile area)

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Profile Pictures in SharePoint 2010

It then places the thumbnails into a directory named User Photos in the My Site host...That way when you open an email you will see pictures of all the recipients that have populated their My Site profile pictures

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