Personalization in SharePoint Server 2007
SharePoint Server 2007 includes a wealth of personalization features to help you to effectively bridge the gap between the users throughout your organization and the content throughout your SharePoint sites. Underpinning user personalization in SharePoint are two key features: user profiles and My Sites.
A personal profile about each user includes properties such as a user’s title, e-mail, distribution list membership, and contact details. It is typically imported by SharePoint from a directory such as Active Directory, but it can also be manually created directly inside SharePoint. User profiles can be customized in SharePoint to include additional details, such as birthday and interests. ...