Add User Profile Plus anywhere in your site collection to allow users to view and update their profile information. Profile information can be stored in the User Information List or a Contacts List.
Configure the web part to allow all users to edit certain fields while also making some fields private (only the user can view and/or edit the field for their own profile). You can set editing permissions for departments by user groups – allowing users in the selected group to edit all profiles for users belonging to a particular department. Create new tabs to display user information as well as designate fields to be included or hidden from view. You can also specify a SharePoint Picture Library to automatically store pictures uploaded to user profiles.
To configure web part functionality available to users, you can set up columns to be used as search criteria in the Advanced Search as well as designate full column search when using just the Search box. You can also determine whether users can print user profile information, click a My Profile link to quickly return to their own profile, determine whether the default view of the web part includes the Alphabetical, Organization (displayed by reporting hierarchy), and/or Department view as well as whether users default to their own profile first when they navigate to the web part.
For a detailed look at the configuration tool pane, select each of the options below that correspond to the sections to be configured as indicated in the image to the right: