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What Is a Personal Site?

A personal site is a site that belongs to a specific user and is used to show user information that belongs, personally, to that user. The user can upload documents to a personal document library in the personal site, and only that user will be able to see and manage these documents. The personal site is also a place where users can manage their personal favorite items and comments that they have tagged throughout SharePoint or even outside SharePoint (see "What Is Tagging?" later in this chapter). The personal site has special pages with information that might be important to track. A user can track information by using newsfeeds that tell you what your colleagues are up to. In addition, users can run searches and stay up-to-date on those subjects. In addition, the personal site is usually the place from which users can modify their personal details in the corporate directory.

Figure 1.6

Figure 1.6 A personal site showing the content of the site.

A personal site usually has components that display information targeted specifically to that user. For example, it might have components that show the user's e-mail, or upcoming meetings from the person's calendar, and a list of documents the user has recently worked on and tasks assigned to the user.

For more in-depth information about the personal site and what you can do in it, see Chapter 5.

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