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Beginning SharePoint® 2007 Administration: Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Göran Husman

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8.5. Summary

In this chapter, you learned that:

  • User Profiles is a database that contains information about users, such as Department, Phone number, and Skills.

  • SharePoint can import user accounts from Active Directory, and you can create user profiles in SharePoint, with the user's properties.

  • SharePoint can also import user accounts from any LDAP-compatible directory, such as Novell NDS.

  • SharePoint can import user properties from Business Data Catalog sources to existing user profiles.

  • It is possible to create new user profile properties, either for manual update, or to be mapped to external directory sources, such as Active Directory or LDAP sources.

  • You can target information, such as news pages, links, documents, and Web Parts, to specific groups of users, known as audiences.

  • Targeting works with Audience Groups, SharePoint Groups, Distribution Lists, and Security Groups.

  • You must enable audience targeting in list and libraries before it can be used.

  • To present a targeted view of list items and documents, you must use the Content Query Web Part.

  • Use "Publishing links to Office client applications" to target links for the Save and Open options in MS Office.

  • Use the Navigation option in Site Settings to create targeted navigation links, displayed in the Quick Launch bar.

  • Use "Personal site links" to create targeted navigation links in users' My Sites.

  • Searching is now possible also in WSS 3.0.

  • WSS Search is not dependent on SQL Server Full-Text Indexing, as it was in WSS 2.0.

  • WSS Search ...

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