New video: Creating a profile synchronization connection in SharePoint Server 2010

Profile sync in SharePoint Server 2010 is quite powerful, but it takes a lot of steps to configure it. To help you get profile sync set up, we’ve created a video that demonstrates many of the steps: Configure a profile synchronization connection in SharePoint Server 2010 (video) The video covers: Creating a connection to Active…


Updated guidance for configuring profile synchronization

I’ve updated the instructions for setting up profile sync, and the revised Configure profile synchronization topic was published on Sept. 30. Quite a few folks are running into trouble with profile sync, so I wanted to publish the topic quickly. Here’s a rundown on what is covered and what isn’t: The following areas are covered…


Using an LDIF file to import profiles from an LDAP provider

SharePoint Server 2010 currently supports the following LDAP providers for importing user and group profile information into the SharePoint profile store: SunOne 5.2 Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 IBM Tivoli 5.2 But what if you need to import profile information from a different LDAP provider? Well, the good news is you can! In addition to directly supporting…


NEW! Plan for Profile Synchronization

If you’ve had a chance to play around with the new profile synchronization capabilities in SharePoint Server 2010, you’ve probably discovered that there are a few things it would be nice to know before you got started. Well, we’ve put together a document that will help you properly prepare for setting up Profile Synchronization in…


Profile Synchronization in SharePoint Server 2010 Beta 2

In SharePoint Server 2010, you can use Profile Synchronization to synchronize user and group profile information that is stored in the SharePoint Server 2010 profile store with profile information that is stored in directory services across the enterprise. This profile information includes hierarchy and group information that can be used to drive functionality such as…