Thursday, September 11, 2008

You don't have to have a My SIte to edit your profile

I learned a very useful fact today when I was reading the SharePoint Best Practices book. I was always led to believe that you had to allow people to have a My Site in order for them to be able to maintain their User Profile. As it turns out, when you enable the 'User Personal Features' in the SSP for a user, but don't allow the creation of personal sites, when you go to 'My Links' in the menu and choose 'Manage Links' you will be able to see a link to your 'Profile' page. When you go there, you can edit your User Profile, Colleagues and Memberships.

A very useful feature for those that don't want to release My Sites into the wild, but do want the benefits that User profiles bring to Search.

Monday, September 1, 2008

PowerShell and SharePoint - Bob Mixon

Nice post from Bob Mixon on Powershell resources for SharePoint.

PowerShell and SharePoint - Bob Mixon

Best Practices Resources

There is an amazing amount of material available for SharePoint 2007. I have just started reading a new book from Microsoft Press called "Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Best Practices" from Bill English and Ben Curry.

SPBP

I am impressed so far. It is great to see the first few chapters focused on planning and organisational change.

Also, Microsoft have just released the "Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007".

This facility is described as;

"To avoid common pitfalls and keep your Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment available and performing well, follow these best practices based on real-world experience from Microsoft Consulting Services and the product team"

Now if only I can find the time to read it all :)

Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007