How to show recent activities under My Newsfeed in SharePoint 2010

Written By: Siddharth Mehta -- 8/2/2011 -- join -- contribute -- (147) comments -- printer friendly version

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Categories: Configurations, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010, System Administration

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SharePoint provides My Site, a central location to maintain contact, document and links to every individual in the web application. There is a section of 'my newsfeed' where  activities, such as updating a user profile, adding colleagues, adding documents, etc., are listed under Recent Activities.

But sometimes these actions do not show, giving the message "There are no activities in your news feed".


There are several timer jobs running which updates user information as well as site information. We need to ensure whether a service called the "User Profile Service Application - Activity Feed Job" is enabled and running.

The following shows and example of where this has occurred and the resolution to the issue:

In order to check the timer job status, Go to Central Administration  -> Monitoring.

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