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SharePoint Template - My Site Host

This article describes the SharePoint 2010 my site host… a SharePoint template intended “[…] for hosting personal sites (My Sites) and the public People Profile page. This template needs to be provisioned only once per User Profile Service Application[…].”

You can find more descriptions of SharePoint templates at:

The team site template is available for

  • SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010

Screenshots

If you take a look at the my site host on its own there’s nothing to see since it integrates into the User Profile Service and can’t be used without it:

SharePoint 2010 My Site Host cannot be used without the User Profile Service Application.

Common tasks

If you need to do some common tasks as a site member or site owner please have a look at the following tasks including possible differences between SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010.

Note that these can only be done if you have created your my site in accordance to the user profile service application.

SharePoint template functionality

The functionality of the My Site will be covered in a separate article coming later.

SharePoint template development

The development of the My Site will be covered in a separate article coming later.

Resources

In the meantime you can read some interesting resources regarding the My Site:

Summary

The My Site Host has nothing special and can’t be used without the User Profile Service Application. Both the My Site and the User Profile Service will be covered in an article later.

Please take a look at another SharePoint template.

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