A saying I like to live by is “Don’t recreate the wheel”. This is a reminder for me not to make other’s mistakes if they’ve already been made. So in order to streamline your learning process for Microsoft SharePoint, we’ve combined a few of the most frequently asked questions about SharePoint Server 2010:
Question: I don’t want all my users to create mysites and/or use social features. How can I accomplish this?
Answer: The “Manage User Permissions” link (under “People” category) in the User Profile Service Application’s Central Admin page provides ACLs to accomplish this.
Question: How can I delete a tag or note from the system?
Answer: If someone leaves you a note on your profile, you can directly delete it from the profile page itself. For a noteboard on a team site, a user with full control permissions can delete notes directly. A user profile admin can also delete tags and notes from the user profile service application’s central admin page, by using the link “Manage Social Tags and Notes” at the bottom of the page.
Question: I’d like to create different profiles, for example for a full time employee vs interns. How can I accomplish this?
Answer: 2010 has a new concept of ‘sub-types’. These sub-types can be used to selectively use existing or custom properties for different types of user profiles.
Question: Why is there nothing showing in anyone’s Newsfeed?
Answer: By default, the timer jobs which fill in this information are disabled. You need to enable the Activity Feed Job and the Activity Feed Cleanup Job for data to appear here. Please refer to the planning documentation for complete information about this.
Question: I had a theme on my My Site, but after upgrade it’s gone. What happened?
Answer: Themes do not upgrade from 2007 to 2010. There are many themes available in Site Settings.
Question: When I upgraded to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, status indicators that are displayed in a KPI Web Part do not display leaf members correctly.
Answer: This can occur with KPI Web Parts that have multiple columns and that were created by using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Remove the multiple columns from the KPI Web Part, and then add them back to the report. The leaf members should then display correctly.
As Microsoft SharePoint experts, our team members at CoreBix are equipped with unique fields of expertise and can answer any additional questions not listed here in our blog. Contact us to learn more about Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
By Robert Jumblatt of CoreBix, Washington, DC Microsoft SharePoint Solutions Experts