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Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010 Bible by Steven Mann

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Chapter 6. Using Personalization Features

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Defining personalization features and functions

  • Designing user profiles and memberships

  • Managing personalization features

  • Managing My Sites

  • Searching for people

Personalization is a key component of SharePoint technologies. By personalizing the information available to portal users, you make the experience easier and more streamlined. In this chapter, I discuss these personalization features and how they can be implemented to improve your portal experience and functionality. In addition, I cover planning and administration responsibilities for each of these personalization features.

This chapter gives you an overview of how information can be designed to surface for the groups, teams, and individuals who will most benefit from it, as well as review how SharePoint 2010 makes it is easy to find the people in the organization who know what you need to know.

Defining Personalization Features and Functions

When you access portal pages and team sites, the SharePoint 2010 platform has the ability to present to users content that they care about and that is useful for their daily activities. With the introduction of Web Part Pages in SharePoint 2003 and additional features included in SharePoint 2010, personalization and customization are provided via a rich feature set in a variety of ways. SharePoint 2010 knows who you are and makes the user experience much richer. In the following section, you will see that by combining the User Profile, ...

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