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Beginning SharePoint® 2007: Building Team Solutions with MOSS 2007 by Shane Perran, Amanda Murphy

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Chapter 9. User Management, Audiences, and Profiles

So far in this book, you've read a lot about how to work with SharePoint content and the various components you can create and customize. Unfortunately, none of your work with these topics means anything unless your users can quickly access that content — and configuring access to that information has a lot to do with how much of it there is and where it's located. Just because users have access to content does not mean that they have a requirement to see the content. It's important to evaluate the content that will be stored in your information system and determine how users will need to access and view it. You may need to do this by asking some important questions: Do you have too little information? Do you have so much information that a user can't wade through it? Where is your information located? Do you have one location or do you have information in a hierarchy? Can users easily access the information they need to perform their jobs? Is the content they view relevant to them?

In this chapter, you learn about the following:

  • The difference between user access and personalization

  • The different permission levels in a SharePoint site

  • SharePoint site groups and the built-in ones you can use

  • How to update user profile information manually and automatically

  • How to create audiences based on specific memberships or profile properties

  • How to target information and Web Parts to specific audiences

After reading this chapter, you should ...

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