The combination of user profiles, My Sites, and audience targeting make SharePoint one of the most customizable portal applications on the market. SharePoint puts a great deal of power and flexibility directly into the hands of the end user. Every company running MOSS should strongly consider using these features.
This chapter covered the following topics:
User profiles. User profiles store properties. They are normally imported from AD. Some user profile properties can be edited by end users. Profile properties are searchable using MOSS People Search.
My Sites. My Sites provide some personal space within SharePoint for employees, allow employees to update their user profiles, provide a public face to the rest of the company, and allow ...