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The Need for the User Profile

How often do you update your online profile? Maybe the bigger question is: how many online profiles do you maintain? For me, my primary profiles are Facebook and LinkedIn. Facebook doesn't feel much like a "profile" as its contents are more dynamic and experience/interaction-driven...

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Replicating User Profile Data in SharePoint 2010

There are two ways to get user profile data on your farm from an existing farm in SharePoint 2010. The first is to consume the User Profile Service of the host farm, but this causes issues if you want to host a My Site host (that contain personal sites) on the consuming farm. The second way is...

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Notes on Provisioning the User Profile Synchronization Service

The User Profile Service has changed a lot in SharePoint 2010. It is a much more challenging beast these days. Despite your best laid plans it can stop working. This happened to me recently when I installed the December CU. I am not exactly sure what happened, but when I ran the user profile...

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Users losing permissions? This might be the reason.

This is something that came up recently and I thought I would I would share in case you are running into the same problem. The scenario is this. A user is deleted from AD and then a profile import occurs on the SharePoint side. The user is still in the User Information List, because those users...

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Managing Profiles and Preferences: Customer-centric Content

One area our peers in the information management industry often overlook is profile and preference content. Essentially, profiles and preferences are the amalgamation of user-supplied and system-generated data that is used in the management of electronic communications between a supplier and its...

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Profile Pictures in SharePoint 2010

Profile pictures are handled differently in SharePoint 2007. In SharePoint 2007 the photo was simply a URL or file location in one of the fields of the User Profile store. So every time it was accessed, SharePoint would have to pull it from the location and resize it. The photo would normally be...

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