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 SharePoint Server 2010.

Plan for Profile Synchronization takes you step-by-step through the activities you need to perform in order to prepare for a successful roll-out of Profile Synchronization in your environment. These steps include the following:

  • Identifying directory services and business systems
  • Planning permissions
  • Determining which containers to synchronize
  • Defining Profile Synchronization connection filters
  • Mapping profile properties
  • Defining a synchronization schedule

This document contains both expert guidance and real-world experiences from some of you.

As always, we welcome your feedback. Let us know if we’ve missed anything, you have any questions, or, if you think we hit the mark, you can tell us that too!

- Claudia Lake
SharePoint IT Pro Documentation Team