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SharePoint® 2010 Administration: Instant Reference by Milan Gross, Randy Williams

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Configure My Sites and Social Networking

The purpose of a My Site is to provide users with a personal space, similar to their Windows desktop, where they can store content and manage it conveniently. Unlike a user’s desktop, the contents of a My Site can be shared with other users either in whole or in part, depending on the owner’s preference. My Sites can be viewed in much the same way as the thumbtack board in a user’s cubicle; they are a means for users to manage information that is important to them but that doesn’t fit into any of the formal sites created for departments or projects.

Since all My Sites are indexed along with other content in SharePoint, any information that users choose to share with others will be discoverable. In addition, ...

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