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User Profiles – Adding a Custom Tab and Page

Posted by on September 3, 2011 at 9:04 pm

The User Profile Pages within the MySites area of SharePoint 2010 is significantly more robust than in previous versions.  I really like the concept of making it a central/social hub and using it as a central place to hold and maintain content.  While I generally shy away from major customizations to the Personal sites (aka […]

Use the Status Bar to Display Active Workflows

Posted by on August 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm
Open Workflow Tasks Status

Over the past six months I’ve found myself moving more and more towards using the new Client OM for things that I used to use jQuery and SPServices for.  While I still love SPServices, it is not always required and now that I am getting more knowledgeable about how to do things in the Client […]

Quota Management and Storage Reports in SharePoint 2010

Posted by on July 5, 2011 at 9:09 am

A few years ago I wrote an article about how to enable and work with the Quota Management features in SharePoint 2007 (click here for article) which proved to be a popular post.  Quota Management is a pretty important topic when it comes to SharePoint Governance and overall maintenance of the platform.  While the overall […]

Disabling the “What’s Happening?” Display on the User Profiles

Posted by on September 13, 2010 at 8:20 am
User Profile with Status

One of the SharePoint 2010 features I really like is the user status information that is integrated into the updated User Profiles.  Unfortunately some organizations are not quite comfortable or ready to support the feature. Here is what it looks like with the user status set: Disabling the Status Message field With normal User Profile […]

User Profiles – Creating Custom Properties

Posted by on June 21, 2010 at 9:14 am

The User Profiles in SharePoint Server represent a very robust and flexible way to manage information about the members of your organization.  It can be used to fill the roll of a searchable Employee Directory, used to drive business processes and workflows, and also makes it easier to find people in the organization based on […]

Site Topology Planning and Taxonomies

Posted by on January 13, 2010 at 10:02 am

In the previous article SharePoint Site Topology Planning I discussed some of the technical implications of organizing the the sites within one or more applications, site collections, and sub-sites.  The article started to get pretty long so I decided to save the taxonomy part of the discussion for a separate article. Organizing Sites In the […]

SharePoint Site Topology Planning

Posted by on January 11, 2010 at 10:05 am

This is the next in a series of articles addressing core SharePoint implementation topics.  I hope that this is valuable to both groups looking to implement SharePoint for the first time as well as groups planning planning for an upgrade or migration to SharePoint 2010. A Series of Containers I tend to think about SharePoint […]