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Compiling list in MOSS2007 from MySite

  Asked By: Jody    Date: Sep 21    Category: MOSS    Views: 1089

Introduction: My company recently made the move from Sharepoint 2003
to MOSS2007 to utilize the added features that are supposed to be
available. I'm in charge of the company intranet and I have an
administrator supporting me. We're both new to MOSS2007 although he
will be going for training in the next few months.

We've been tasked with creating a list within Sharepoint 2007 to
capture the expertise of all employees in the company. We want to
use MySite to do that.
Ideally, we would have a drop-down list of expertise and a free-form
field for employees to expand on their expertise. There would also
be a box for them to tick whether they are willing to share their
expertise with other employees.

How can the information captured in MySite for each employee be
transferred to a list where all the expertise of all employees can
be viewed?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ariana Christensen     Answered On: Sep 21

This is a high level idea:

Record the expertise in SharePoint profile (each user has a profile,
you may need to create a new property field. You can create a new
property by using SSP). Then create a list  to display all the
expertise from all the profiles. You may have to write some code to
aggregate the information via user profile manager.

Answer #2    Answered By: Darrius Whitfield     Answered On: Sep 21

Taking this a few steps further:

There is a property field already available that you can use and
change to your liking.

1. Once in SSP, select User Profiles and Properties
2. Select View profile properties
3. In the list  of properties, find 'Skills'. Select Edit from the

You will have the option of providing a default list of skills to
choose from and/or allow users to add freeform values. You can
configure the field to allow users to edit the field or not. Users
will be able to choose which group of users can see the skills as a
whole - not, unfortunately per each skill (if that's what you were
looking for). There isn't a way to group skills, but you could add
additional fields that could represent different skill
sets/groupings. You could also use those different skill groupings
to select different visibilities - share some skills with everyone,
share some skills only with your manager, etc.

Now I suspect (my virtual for testing this is currently unavailable.
grr... ) getting the data accessible on a single page can be done
using something like what Shane did here:

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