Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SharePoint 2013 UserProfile Properties Overview

Introduction

In this article we will see the SharePoint 2013 User Profile Properties and their uses in detail.

Step 1

Once we have configured and installed the SharePoint 2013, we will go to Central Administration (CA) as shown in the following URL:

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We will select the user profiles; see the list of configured profiles as similar to the SP 2010 pages.

Step 2

Now click the "Manage User Profiles" link, it will redirect to the profile search page.

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Step 3

Select the user name from the result; it will load the profile page.

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Step 4

We will see all the new properties that are available in a 2013 user profile compared to SharePoint 2010.

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We are able to follow #Tags and posts; these #tags will update automatically in our News Feed.

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We will get the preceding validation message, if we have not enabled the "Tag Service". There is a known issue in SharePoint 2013 online version.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-suite-help/office-365-known-issues-HA102919011.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA102919021#_SharePoint_Online 

There is some changes in Email Notifications properties compared to SP 2010 , because in news feed we have additional social features "like", "AtMention","Follow","Reply" options.

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Related follow option we have the following options in the user profile:

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We can control the data which flows to the News Feed, the system administrator will decide which activities will appear in this List.

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SP 2013 has the option to set the Language preferences for individual users:

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We can see some of the other options available in a User Profile:

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Summary

The preceding properties are additional or new as compared to SharePoint 2010.

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