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Using Profile Properties to redirect users

There are many cases where you want to redirect users to a particular home page based upon who they are. An excellent example is if you have extranet users that fall into different categories or need to be directed to different sites. There are several ways to accomplish this but I think one of...

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Connecting to the User Profile Service Proxy

Step 1. Set up the Application Discovery and Load Balancer Service Application Before any farm can provide services to another farm, the consuming farm must be able to use the Application Discovery and Load Balancer Service. This is also known as the Topology Service. The part we are...

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Restarting Audience Compilation

This is going to be a short but extremely useful post about how to get your Audiences compiled if it gets stuck. If your audience compilation gets stuck it is really hard to get it going again. Restarting the User Profile Service won’t do it. Trying to start it via the Central Admin UI won...

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Hiding the Activities I am following section of edit User Profiles

There are situations where you may want to keep users from changing their Activities I am following settings on their edit profile page as shown below. It is not exactly straightforward to do this and definitely not intuitive. This technique can be used to hide any section of the User...

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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. It was a convenient place to store and organize links that went with you from browser to browser. If you haven’t noticed yet, SharePoint 2010 My Sites don’t have My Links by default ...

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