Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Exporting / Importing Profile Properties from your Shared Services Provider

If you ever had to customise Profile Properties in the Shared Services Provider, you'll know what a royal PITA it is to migrate the properties from one SSP to another (especially in a Staging environment). Typically, you would either backup and restore the SSP, or recreate the Profile properties from scratch. With the latter you would have the problem of possibly not recreating the properties identically to the latest version.

Sahil Malik comes to the rescue with the following great utility to Export and Import Profile Properties

Hats off to Sahil!

Thursday, 23 April 2009

My Profile Search Link Setting

When user's click on My Profile, the details entered are displayed with a link to a Search Center whic refines that link.

E.g. if your country is France, you get a link to a People Search which searches for other People whose country is France


In case you wanted to change the Search Center to direct the search to (Preferred Search Center), you'll find this setting in the My Site settings in the Shared Services Provider.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Customising Refine Your Search

The Refine Your Search is quite a nice feature of the People Search, through as always we'd love to be able to control the properties to Refine by.

Here's how to do it: