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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2.0: Expert Cookbook by Yaroslav Pentsarskyy

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Bulk provisioning data into user profile properties

We've got our user profiles created in the Creating new user profiles recipe. We've also provisioned additional properties into our SharePoint system in the previous recipe.

In this recipe, we'll see how you can automatically provision custom property values into our existing and custom properties. This approach will significantly speed up the rollout of any new values for the applications relying on custom properties.

As an example, if you would like to populate users interests list based on job title to help your users find colleagues easier, you can use PowerShell to make such a change in no time, without introducing a significant downtime to your production environment.

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