Sharepoint 2007: Get Started with Your Personal Site

1/17/2011 9:21:30 AM
Problem: You have a personal site, and you want to customize it to show your personal data when you view it.

Solution: There are many things you can do with your personal site, including creating lists and libraries, modifying how the page looks, and changing the way the site looks.

To start, it is recommended to follow the Get Started with My Site list that is usually displayed in new personal sites. This list offers some ideas and help on how to implement them and modify the site to your preferences. Among the tasks you can start right away are displaying your Outlook calendar, modifying the links shown under SharePoint Sites, and specifying your colleagues (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. You can start to modify your preferences in this dialog.

Display Your Outlook Calendar in the Site

Click the Open the Tool Pane link in the My Calendar web part. This link opens a pane with settings that you need to fill for the web part to display your information (see Figure 2).

Figure 2. Select the Open the tool pane link to start changing settings.

Fill in the link to your company’s email server (ask your administrator if you are not sure what the link is) and click OK. The Outlook calendar appears, as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3. The Outlook calendar is now available in your personal site.

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