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SharePoint 2013 New Features
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Editing your profile


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SharePoint 2013 New Features

with Gini Courter

Video: Editing your profile

When we visit the social networking portion of SharePoint, you'll see lots of information about me and I had to add all of that information. In SharePoint 2013 there are new ways that we're going to edit our profile, because there is a lot more information here. So the easiest thing to do, you have several choices. One is to simply go to About Me here, another choice is to choose About Me, over here, and in either case we get access to being able to edit our profile. So then I click edit my profile.

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SharePoint 2013 New Features
2h 20m Beginner Feb 28, 2013

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Dive in and explore what's new in SharePoint 2013. Author Gini Courter covers the new features and the enhancements to sharing, libraries, templates, and search. Plus, discover how the social networking features have been updated to include microblogging and newsfeed options. The course also includes a look at using SkyDrive Pro, managing rich media, and using new business intelligence features.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the SharePoint 2013 product line
  • Editing your social media profile
  • Viewing the newsfeed
  • Keeping track of tasks
  • Using SkyDrive to share private documents
  • Moving files with drag and drop
  • Syncing libraries
  • Introducing SharePoint apps
  • Reviewing the template updates
Subjects:
Business Collaboration Productivity
Software:
Office SharePoint
Author:
Gini Courter

Editing your profile

When we visit the social networking portion of SharePoint, you'll see lots of information about me and I had to add all of that information. In SharePoint 2013 there are new ways that we're going to edit our profile, because there is a lot more information here. So the easiest thing to do, you have several choices. One is to simply go to About Me here, another choice is to choose About Me, over here, and in either case we get access to being able to edit our profile. So then I click edit my profile.

When I started this there wasn't even a picture, I look like this little Fisher-Price person and I needed to change my photo. You will want to choose a picture, and upload it. That works. The next thing is I can provide some information About me and this is just information I typed. A personal description expressing what I'd like others to see about me and then I can fill in a section that's called Ask Me About.

And in most organizations this is a mix of things that are work-related and things that are not work-related. For example IT Governance and SharePoint are work-related, but orchards, a little something more personal to fill this all out. So where those items appear is when somebody clicks on the About Me page that's the information that's displayed right here. Feel free to mention me in a post that's a link, but here's my description and here are the three things that I said you could ask me. Additionally, there is some other information here, information about my email, that was provided by IT, information about a mobile phone. In our installation I had to enter this, but you may not have to.

There might be other information here as well, columns that aren't even listed on this particular page, and the reason is that this is customizable. So in your organization for example there may be information about your office location that's either available for you to enter or already provided. Let's see where you would enter this information. I'll click again on edit your profile and I'm going to click now on Contact Information, here's my phone number, my office location, my fax and home phone, and the name of my assistant who I could choose here.

Additionally, I get to determine who can see this. Now my work mail and a mobile phone if I fill it and can be seen by everyone, but I have the choice to say that this can be seen by other groups. Who should it be shown to: Everyone, everyone in some particular groups I am a member of. When I click on Details, this is where I get to provide information about my education, my birthday, my interests, and so on. If I don't want people to come up all day on March 8 and wish me happy birthday, I can just say Only Me. On the other hand they might give me gifts, so I'll leave it there, and I don't have to show information about any of these items if I don't want to.

One easy way is not to fill them in, but another choice rather than have a blank there is simply to say, you know, I actually don't want to show this to anyone else. Each time I'm making some changes, I'm going to go ahead and save them. In many applications as soon as I change something, I expect to see those changes reflected immediately somewhere else in the document, someplace else on the screen. These settings don't work that way. When I edit my profile it may not be updated on the page until midnight tonight or the next time there is a batch process set to update user profiles.

So don't be concerned if you go in and you say, well, I don't want everyone to see this, only me, and it's still there. We are not going to see blinding speed in terms of updating, wait until the next day before you begin to get concerned that maybe you didn't check something right. So my basic information that appears to everyone by default, my contact information some of which is public for everyone, but some parts of which I can choose to either not fill in or not display, and finally Details where I have a great deal of control over who can see them.

Those are the SharePoint 2013 tools to edit my profile.

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