Add or delete personal details on your My Site

On your My Site profile page, you can share personal and professional information about yourself, such as your picture, where you work, what you work on, and your interests and activities, so that other people in your company can contact you. You provide this information in your My Site profile. You can protect some of the information in your profile so that only certain people can see it when they visit your My Site.

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Overview

When you add information to your profile, such as your picture, it becomes visible to anyone who visits your My Site. However, some of the information contained in your profile can be set up so that only members of certain privacy groups can view the information. By using privacy groups, you can restrict information like your mobile phone number to a select group of individuals.

Some of the details contained in your profile, such as your name and job title, may be provided by your administrator, so you cannot change or delete them. To correct errors in this type of information, contact your site administrator or your human resources department.

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Add or delete text items in your My Site profile

Many of the details that you provide in your profile are entered in boxes that are labeled for you, such as Interests, Schools, Birthday, and Home Phone. Use the boxes provided to enter or delete information.

  1. On any Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site, in the upper-right corner, click My Site.
  2. On the Quick Launch, click Details.
  3. On the Edit Details page, click in the box and do one of the following:
    • To add text, type in the box.
    • To delete text, select it, and then press DELETE.
  4. On the Edit Details toolbar, click Save and Close.

If the box in the Show To column is active, you can restrict the view of personal information so that this information is displayed only to a privacy group rather than everyone at your company.

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Add or delete a personal description

A personal description can help other people to learn more about you and help them to contact you when they are searching for other people with similar skills and interests.

  1. On any SharePoint site, in the upper-right corner, click My Site.
  2. On the Quick Launch, click Details.
  3. On the Edit Details page, under About me, click inside the box, and then do one of the following:
    • To add a personal description, type your text in the box. Use the formatting tools to add special text effects such as color, bold type, and bullets. You can also add hyperlinks.
    • To delete a personal description, select the text, and then press DELETE.
  4. On the Edit Details toolbar, click Save and Close.

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Add or remove a picture to your My Site profile

Providing a picture of yourself on your My Site can help other people identify you when they see you in meetings and other company functions.

  1. On any SharePoint site, in the upper-right corner, click My Site.
  2. On the Quick Launch, click Details.
  3. On the Edit Details page, under Picture, do one of the following.
To Do this
Add a picture
  1. Click Choose Picture.
  2. In the Upload Picture dialog box, type the name of a picture file, or click Browse to locate a picture file.
Remove a picture
  • Click Remove.
Change a picture
  1. Click Choose Picture.
  2. In the Upload Picture dialog box, type the name of a picture file, or click Browse to locate a picture file.
  1. On the Edit Details toolbar, click Save and Close.

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Add or delete responsibilities and skills

The skills and responsibilities boxes on the Edit Details page create a list of properties that is generated by everyone in your company who has entered values. This allows you to determine whether your skills or responsibilities are already in the company list. Choosing an item from the list, rather than creating a new item, helps make the overall company list more accurate so that search results are valid.

  1. On any SharePoint site, in the upper-right corner, click My Site.
  2. On the Quick Launch, click Details.
  3. In the Responsibilities or Skills text box, do one of the following:
    • To add a skill or responsibility, type in the text box, and then click Check Names Button image.
    • To choose skills or responsibilities from a list, click Browse Button image. Double-click one or more items from the list, and then click OK.
    • To delete a skill or responsibility, select the text, and then press DELETE.
  4. On the Edit Details toolbar, click Save and Close.

If the box in the Show To column is active, you can restrict the view of personal information so that this information is displayed only to a privacy group rather than everyone in the company.

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Restrict the view of personal information

You can restrict some of the information in your personal My Site profile so that only people who belong to certain privacy groups can see the information when they visit your My Site.

  1. On any SharePoint site, in the upper-right corner, click My Site.
  2. On the Quick Launch, click Details.
  3. In the Show To column, next to the information that you want to restrict, click the arrow, and then click one of the following.
This category Allows these people to view the selected colleagues
Everyone Everyone with permissions to view your My Site.
My Colleagues Anyone currently listed on your My Colleagues page. By default, this category includes your manager, your peers, and your direct reports.
My Work Group By default, only your manager, your peers, and your direct reports. However, you can add colleagues by choosing the Add Colleagues to My Work group option. New colleagues are not automatically added to your work group.
My Manager Your direct manager.
Only Me Yourself.
  1. On the Edit Details toolbar, click Save and Close.

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Applies to:
SharePoint Server 2007