Today we released a new whitepaper that provides prescriptive guidance about profile synchronization and My Site planning and administrative tasks for SharePoint Server 2010 that combines real world scenarios and step by step instructions with accompanying screenshots to help IT Professionals and Developers successfully understand, deploy, provision, and manage the services, components, and features that support and enable user profiles, synchronization, My Site Web sites, and more.

Excerpt

When designing a solution for business collaboration and social computing, it is important to think about a ‘social identity’ that represents each user in the organization. This identity, which lives in SharePoint Server, is typically an aggregate of data from directory sources such as Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) and other business systems… more…

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