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 ...