Personalize a SharePoint Site with Audiences - Part 1
Written By: Chris Beckett -- 5/19/2011 --
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Categories: Configurations, Design, Features, MOSS 2007, SharePoint 2010, System Administration
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At this point, your audience is available for use on your
farm. If you audience membership after compilation shows 0, the most
common issues include:
- User Profile synchronization has not been setup, or an
initial full synchronization has not been completed. In this case, you
will need to configure and run a User Profile Synchronization job, and
then re-compile your audience.
- If you define a User rule that defines membership based on
Security or Distribution groups, those groups must be included in your
User Profile synchronization. Verify that the Active Directory
container for your group is included in a Synchronization Connection,
and that no connection filters have been defined to omit Security or
- The User Profile properties you are matching membership
against have missing or invalid data. It is not uncommon for
information stored in Active Directory or User Profile properties to be
incomplete or incorrect. Manually verify your rules against a specific
User Profile to help isolate any problems.
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- Create additional audiences to help users target relevant
across your SharePoint sites. Common facets for audiences including
roles within the company, geographic location, job seniority, employment
status (contract, full-time, etc).
Audience Compilation to re-compile your audience membership
on a periodic basis and keep it up-to-date with your User Profile
Check out the article on
Customized SharePoint Permissions
for Access Requests When Managing Permissions With Groups
- Read Part 2 of this article to use audiences in your SharePoint
sites to target information to your audience members.
- Return to
MSSharepointTips to read about other topics and ideas.
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