Customize your implementation of My Site in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010—and capture the enthusiasm for social networking in your organization. With this concise, practical guide, SharePoint expert Michael Doyle shows you how to modify key My Site features to meet specific business needs. You’ll learn how to apply best practices, tackle hard-to-solve problems—and create a valuable sense of community for your employees. It’s the ideal quick reference for IT and business professionals alike.
Take charge of social networking opportunities with a custom My Site solution!
Set up My Site user profiles with Active Directory® data
Help users share ideas, documents, and personal information
Create several My Site hosts to serve distinct audiences
Establish unified profiles across multiple SharePoint farms
Apply your company's look and feel with themes
Determine a user content quota to avoid taxing your database
Manage metadata to keep user tags consistent on each site
Edit profile properties to personalize the Twitter widget
Chapter 1 What’s New in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 My Sites?
Why Modify My Sites?
Chapter 2 The User Profile Service
Importing Profiles from Active Directory
Chapter 3 Setting Up My Sites
Visual Upgrade on Site Collections
Chapter 4 Multiple Farms and My Sites
Connecting to Another Farm’s User Profile Service
User Profile Replication
Using Managed Metadata from Another Farm
Chapter 5 Customizing My Site Navigation
Modifying the Top-Level Navigation
Modifying the Tab Section
Modifying View My Profile As Seen By
Adding Personalization Sites
Chapter 6 Modifying the My Site Host
Displaying Profile Properties
The Edit Profile Page
Chapter 7 Organizational Charts
Modifying the Silverlight Org Browser
Replacing the Organizational Chart on the Overview Page
Chapter 8 Tags and Notes
Turning Tags and Notes Off
Managing Tags and Notes
Chapter 9 Site Membership
Modifying the Page in SharePoint Designer
Editing the Membership Control
Chapter 10 Colleagues
Disabling the Timer Job
Turning Off Analysis of Emails
Using Group Policy or Office Customization Tool
Chapter 11 Profile Properties
Sub-Type of Profile
Property Mapping for Synchronization
Add New Mapping
Using Profile Properties with Twitter
Chapter 12 People Search
People Refinement Panel
Modifying the People Results
Chapter 13 Outlook Integration
The Outlook 2010 Social Connector for My Sites
Showing the My Site Photos in Outlook
Chapter 14 Personal Sites
Keeping the Master Page Consistent
Replacing the Default Master Page with a Custom Master Page
Michael Doyle, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE, currently works as the SharePoint Architect for Waggener Edstrom, one of the leading PR companies with offices around the world. Michael has been working almost exclusively with SharePoint for the last seven years. He has been in the software arena professionally for the last 20 years and has worked for companies such as A-dec, FedEx, Intel, NETWARCOM, Deloitte and Touche, HCA, Vanderbilt, and others. Michael has also done consulting, teaching, and professional software development. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at SharePoint conferences. He received his B.E. and M.S. from Vanderbilt University. In his spare time, he likes to kayak and travel. He currently lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
Comments about oreilly Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010: Customizing My Site:
This book is a brief and coincise guide, focused on creating and customizing "My Site" host of SharePoint 2010.
Anyone can found it quietly interesting. For instance I found some chapters really useful to addressing me for my next choices with this great Microsoft product.
The approach is so simple and is based on concepts, commands and tips. But this could just be its strength, to allow the maximum profit of this book to the reader. Even if not directly, has a good "social" connotation as an added value too.
I thinks this is a good deal, a cheap and good reference to have on own desktop, especially for junior profiles.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend