Managing and Viewing Personal Information and Content - Exercise

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Managing and Viewing Personal Information and Content - Exercise

Managing and Viewing Personal Information and Content

Duration: 15 to 25 minutes.

In this exercise, you will configure your SharePoint profile. You will also test the view of your profile and view another user's profile.

  1. Edit your profile.
    1. Click the Open Menu and select the About Me option.Open menu
    2. If you are prompted for credentials enter your account name and password.
    3. Click the edit link located at the top of your profile home page.Edit My Profile link
    4. Use the following list of information to fill in the fields for the Basic Information in your profile.
      • About me: "Master of all things SharePoint."
      • Ask Me About: "Managing SharePoint."
      Contact Information
    5. Click the Upload Picture button in the Picture: field for the profile.
    6. Click the Browse... button on the Choose a Picture dialog.
    7. Navigate to the folder you downloaded the class files to and select the pair-of-students.jpg file. Click the Open button of the Choose File to Upload dialog window.
    8. Click the Upload button of the Choose a picture dialog to save your selection.
    9. Click the Contact Information link and use the following list of information to fill in the fields.
      • Mobile phone: "950-867-5309".
      • Fax: "950-555-4444".
      • Home Phone: "950-544-1234".
      • Office Location: "Shangri-La".
      • Assistant: "Wilbur"
      Contact Information
    10. Click the Details link and use the following list of information to fill in the fields.
      • Past projects: "SharePoint 2010 installation".
      • Skills: "HTML, CSS, SharePoint Designer".
      • Schools: "University of Redmond".
      • Birthday: "June 01".
      • Interests: "Soap carving."
      Contact Information
    11. Click the Save and Close link at the bottom of the form.
    12. Click the OK button on the Profile Changes dialog. Profile Changes dialog
  2. Click the Newsfeed link in the top-right corner of the browser. Newsfeed link.

    There is also a Newsfeed link in the Quick Launch of your user profile page. The link on your profile's Quick Launch navigates to the same location at the link in the upper-right corner of the browser.

  3. If prompted to "Get the most out of SharePoint" click the OK button. Social prompt.
  4. Note the options, people, documents, sites and tags listed under the heading I'm following. I'm following list.
  5. Add a follow for Wilbur Whipple.
    1. Click the 0 link above the people heading under the I'm following list. people i'm following link.
    2. Click the follow link on the People I'm following page. Follow link.
    3. Type "Wilbur Whipple" in the Follow people to get updates about them in your newsfeed field of the Follow People dialog and click the Follow button. Follow people
    4. Wilbur Whipple now displays as a person you are following. Note that you can remove a following by clicking the ellipsis link nest to their name, do not remove Wilbur at this time. stop following.
  6. Add a newsfeed entry logged in as Wilbur Whipple.
    1. While holding down the Shift key right-click your browser icon and choose the Run as different user option. Run as different user.
    2. In the Widows Security dialog window, enter "Wilbur" for the account name and "Pa$$w0rd" for the password. Click the OK button to complete the logon.
    3. Try to navigate to root of your team site. Root site url
    4. Click the Newsfeed link in the upper-right corner of the browser for Wilbur Whipple. Wilbur Whipple newsfeed.
    5. If prompted for credentials enter "Wilbur" for the account name and "Pa$$w0rd".
    6. If prompted to "Get the most out of SharePoint" click the OK button. Social prompt.
    7. Type "Lunch is on me this Friday!" in the Share with everyone field and click the Post button. Hello from wilbur.
  7. View the newsfeed from Wilbur with your student account.
    1. Switch back to the browser window logged in as StudentXX and click the Newsfeed link. Newsfeed link.
    2. Note the new entry under the Following heading posted by Wilbur Whipple. Wilburs post.
  8. You can close the browser window running under Wilbur's credentials.
  9. In the browser window logged in as StudentXX navigate back to the home page of your team site. Root site url
  10. Follow the Contoso Home Site.
    1. Click the FOLLOW link in the upper-right corner of the browser window. Follow site.
    2. Note the confirmation pop-up notifying you are now following the site. Follow site confirmed.
  11. Verify the site is now listed under your personal newsfeeds.
    1. Click the Newsfeed link in the top-right corner of the browser. Newsfeed link.
    2. Note the new entry under the Following list and the number has increased for sites. Newsfeed list.
    3. Click the number 1 link above the sites label to view followed sites.
    4. Note the list of Sites I'm following and the link that allows you to Stop following. Docs I'm following.
  12. Add a new files to your personal Documents library.
    1. Click the SkyDrive located at the top-right corner of any SharePoint page you are currently on. Skydrive link
    2. Click the FILES tab to open toolbar and then click the New Document button.
    3. Type "This document is where I keep my personal secrets!" in the body of the Word document.
    4. Click the Save icon button in the upper-left corner of the Word window to save the document to SharePoint.
    5. Click the Documents link listed under Other Web Locations in the Save As page. Save As
    6. Keep the default file name for the new document and click the Save button on the Save As dialog.
    7. Close Microsoft Word.
    8. Click the My Documents link from the Quick Launch menu to refresh the view.
  13. Create a personal blog post.
    1. Click the StudentXX link in the Quick Launch menu to navigate back the users profile home page. Home link.
    2. Click the Blog link in the Quick Launch of your personal site.
    3. Click the Create a post link under the Blog Tools group located on the right side of your blog's home page. Create post link
    4. Use the following information to fill in the new blog post.
      • Title: "Learning SharePoint"
      • Body: "SharePoint is full of features including personal sites."
      • Category: SelectOpinions and click the Add> button.
    5. Click the Publish button to save the new blog post.