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MySite demos/tutorials/whitepapers?

  Asked By: Darren    Date: May 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1236

We're letting a select few folks here beta test the my-site feature.

The big question is 'what do I use this for'.

Aside from telling them 'upload a picture of yourself and store some
personal documents on there' I can't really think of any compelling
features to get them excited about it.

Anyone know of some sample case-study/demo tutorials on what makes a
mysite interesting/useful that I could pass around?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Irving Hurley     Answered On: May 10

We use mysites as a sandbox. People can go there and try stuff and get familiar
with the product before going out and creating out sites and webs. Also,
putting your regular Office documents  up there is convinient for you, as they're
available everywhere, and convinient for the people you want to share them with.

Answer #2    Answered By: Trevor Davis     Answered On: May 10

Think of it as a Web-based replacement for My Documents.

My Site includes the ability to:
-Obtain secure access to your documents  from any PC
-Share documents without emailing them around
-Isolate (self-secure) who can see what that they post/upload/create
-Keep an easy to locate blog for every person in your company
-Restore deleted documents from the out of the box Recycle Bin
-Rely on central operations for backing up data
-Establish My Links (a set of SharePoint-based favorite links)
-Provide a "most recently used"-esk set of relevant documents and
frequently used sites
-Allow user self-maintenance of specifiable properties in their
SharePoint profile
-Track activity of the user's colleagues

I'm sure that there is more but I'm really not a MOSS guy.

Answer #3    Answered By: Kristie Hardy     Answered On: May 10

Look into personalization tabs.

Also, just the memberships tracking is very popular with people. When
they see it, you can see a light go on that they no longer have to ask
people "what was that website url?"

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