The quickest way to match a name to a person in your organization is to click a name or picture when you see it in an Office 365 or SharePoint Server 2013 site. This will open the person’s profile, where you can learn the person’s role, expertise, interests, and other details. For example, if you’ve seen a name come up frequently in email messages and newsfeeds, but you have no idea who the person is or what the person does, a quick glance at a profile can answer that question. And besides, it’s a great way to find the go-to people in your organization and to expand your collaboration circle.
Note The features described in this article depend on whether your organization has set up or customized personal sites and user profiles. For more information, see your administrator.
To view someone else’s profile:
Here’s what you’ll see, depending on the person’s privacy settings:
- Profile information, including the person’s role in your organization and areas of expertise.
- Newsfeed activities, including conversations and notifications.
- People the other person follows.
- Documents that are shared with everyone or with you.
Once you’ve seen someone’s profile, you might decide to follow the person. Following people lets you see newsfeed notifications about their activities, such as when they start following a person, document, or site.
For information about how to view and update your own profile, see View and set up your profile.