Chapter 17 – Social Computing and Sharepoint 2010 (Part 1)

Wrox Professional Sharepoint 2010 Administration (P. 471)

[User Profile Service] is central to SP 2010’s social computing capability.

Content tagging – a new instroduction and all types of content can be tagged, categorized and viewed in the person’s Tag Cloud Web Part.

User profile service Application – where social computing in SP 2010 is configured.

User profiles and properties – Manage User Properties: properties are grouped, called “Sections”.

Right click on a property and see all its properties:

A user property is composed of the followings:
(1) Property settings — name, display name and type.
(2) Sub-Type of a profile – use to more granularly describe the people
(3) Policy settings – Required setting; privacy setting; Replicable means this user property will appear in the My settings screen
(top right corner).
(4) Edit settings – whether to allow user to edit this etting.
(5) Display settings —
(6) Search settings —
(7) Mapped Data – map to LOB Data or AD.

Manage User Profile —

In the Manage User Profile, you can right click the name and edit personal profile:

Manage Policies – determine how to share personalized iformation, along with who can view this information about users. Use these policies to configure privacy settings.

Manage User Sub-Type —

Sub-type is like a new user property that you can add?

Manage User Permission – Who can use personal features – by default, all can.

Syncronization – Sync User Profile and AD (or other LOB)

Default port for connecting to AD for sync is 389.

You can also use External Content Type as the sync connection.

Connection filters: Enable users to filter the data that is imported into SP. By default, all accounts are imported, including the disabled ones.

[Audience] can be used in the following places —
(1) List items displayed in a content query web part
(2) Personalization site links and publish links to Office client applications
(3) Web Parts
(4) Web part pages
(5) Navigation links

Setting up audience —

Audience name, description, include or exclude, conditions (can be multiple).

Audience Compilation —

Re-adjusting audience members on a schedule, or you can simply compile audience manually.

Targeting Content to Audience —
[Audience does not need to be created at the central admin; in some cases you can target audience with Sharepoint user group or AD group].
(1) List items displayed in a content query part — for a list or library’s List/Library Setting page, click [Audience Targeting Settings] to enable audience targeting settings.

At the bottom of the Edit page, you will see this Target Audiences field; select from audiences or AD group or SP Groups.

Note: If yu don’t see “Content Query” web part in the Content rollup, then enable the Sharepoint Server Publishing Infrastructure

Any [Web Part] can be used to target an audience. (In Property Pane)

Navigation Links – Site Actions à Site Settings à Look & Feel à Navigation.
Click a link in the navigation hiereachy, click Edit, then you can assign Audience.

Tags and Notes —

The timer job that compile the activity feed – the list of user activities like tags and notes. Central Admin à Monitoring Time Job Definition

Tag – to “tag something” is to add keywords to it.

To enable Tagging (enterprise keyword), go to List/Library setting, click

If you add an Enterprise Keywords column to a list or library, site users will be able to enter keyword values for items stored in the list or library. If the Keywords term set for the site has been configured to be open, users can add any text value to this column.

Tag cloud (tag cloud web part under [Social Collaboration] category) – is a listing of recent tags related to the current page. Tags that have been used more often are displayed in larger font. By default shows only the tags for current user; but can be configured to display all users. Default tag duration: 1 month.

Note board:

Note Board is also an out of box Web Part that can add to any page. (Socal Collaboration)

Tag Profile: For every tag that has been added to content in SP 2010, there is a special page called a Tag Profile. It shows a list of items that have been tagged with the tag word (e.g., “policies”)

Get Connected section —
“Follow this tag in My Newsfeed” – tag is added to the current user’s newsfeed. The newe feed can be access by: My ProfileMy Nework.
“Ask me About” – tag is added to the current user’s profile, in the property: “Ask Me About”.

My Sites — basically, each My Site is a [site collection]. Each user is a site collection owner of his own my site.

How to create My Site:
1. Create a new Web Application, such as
2. Create a site collection, URL path “/”, which is the root of the web application. Select “My Site Host” as web site template (in Enterprise tab)
3. Central Admin à Manage Web App à Select “My Site” web app. Click “Managed Path” and add two paths (1) personal (wildcard) and (2) my (explicit)
4. Central Admin
à Manage Service Application, select User Profile Service, click “Manage” à Setup My Site
My Site host: http://bruce-pc:88/my
Personal Site host: http://bruce-pc:88/personal

My Site: one’s public profile page
Personal Site: one’s site for data and lists; not public

(that’s why we need to set up two new managed paths)

Trusted My Site Host Locations – for a large company with distributed farms, multiple My Site Hosts can exist. In this scenarios, admin manage a ist of trusted My Site Host locations, and then target each location to the audience of users who need to view those locations. Set up multiple My Sites trusted locations:

1. In My Site Settings section, choose “Configure Trsued Host Locations”

2. Click New Link.

3. Provide URL (top level URL of My Site), description and target audience.


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