Bill Baer

Senior Product Marketing Manager (SharePoint), Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint, Microsoft Corporation

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  • Blog Post: WSS UserInfo versus MOSS Profile Q & A (The Basics)

    What happens when manually adding a user to a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Site Collection, who previously did not have a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 profile? Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 userinfo and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 profile are not hard-linked; what this...
  • Blog Post: What happens when a users profile is deleted in SPS.

    Typically there is no real impact in the event a user profile is removed from the SharePoint profiles database; the profile will be restored during a full or incremental import. Though the statement is true for the most part when only considering Windows SharePoint Services sites, the behavior varies...
  • Blog Post: Migrating User Accounts in Windows SharePoint Services

    While attending Ask the Experts at the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Conference 2008, I was asked about migrating user accounts in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to a new login name programmatically, fortunately Windows SharePoint Services addressed user account migrations with the Windows SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Planning a 100,000+ My Site personal site deployment? Notes...

    This topic has frequented my Inbox over the past months, planning a My Site personal site deployment for 100,000+ users. In this post we'll examine the issues and potential solutions. First it is important to understand that while a My Site personal site is a site collection in basic form, it’s instantiation...
  • Blog Post: Can Profile Import be configured to import from multiple OU's from the same domain?

    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 does not allow more than one connection to a domain; if you'd like to configure a custom import, such as a specific user filter (&(objectCategory=Person)(objectClass=User)), you can create a single connection with the common search base (DC=foo,DC=bar) and...
  • Blog Post: Profiles and Properties - Questions and Answers

    A e-mail dialogue came up with a colleague surrounding Profiles and Properties in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, with the questions specific to profile cleanup and management of changes in profile properties. How are inactive user profiles managed... How do I manage Active Directory...
  • Blog Post: Social Computing and Collaboration Resources

    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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit v1.0 Released

    We've recently released the first administration toolkit for SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server 2010. The toolkit includes a new User Profile Replication Engine, a new Security Configuration Manifest, a new Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Connector, and the Load Testing Kit...