View or Edit User Profile
If your site admin has configured User Profile Plus to allow you to do so, the Edit button will display on the user profile record as shown below.
When the edit window opens, you will see it is a simple process to update the record by simply clicking in the field and entering new data.
The edit window also provides a Notes section so that you can quickly update the record with a short note, formatted as you prefer. You also have a Preview button inside the edit window so that you can get a quick glance at your changes before saving them.
Click the Save button to complete your edits.
View or Edit your user profile
The link for My Profile may or may not be visible on your User Profile Plus web part depending on how it has been configured. When your site admin configures the web part, s/he can select a check box to display a link at the top of the web part next to the Search box that shows “My Profile.”
Displaying My Profile link on the web part.
The second option pertaining to “My Profile” is whether or not to display it first in the search results. If this box is checked in the configuration tool pane, your profile is the first one you see in the web part.
View users alphabetically in User Profile Plus
Within User Profile Plus, you have the option to search for users in alphabetical order by last name. Expand the left navigation pane and you will see the list of alphabet letters. Next to those letters where a user exists, you will see a plus symbol. When you click it, the list expands to show you the user’s last name.
You can click on the user’s last name to open the contact information.
View users by Department in User Profile Plus
Within User Profile Plus, you have the option to search for users by Departments. Expand the left navigation pane and you will see the list of departments in your organization. Next to those departments where a user exists, you will see a plus symbol. When you click it, the list expands to show you the user’s last name.
You can click on the user’s last name to open the contact information.
Select Search Columns
The Search selections display the user profile attributes that can be used in the Advanced Search window. You can select which fields can be used as the search criteria, by adding the fields from the left pane to the right pane. Highlight more than one column on the left Available Columns box and click the > symbol to move them into the Search Columns box on the right. (If you click the double symbol >>, then all the Available Columns move into the Search Columns box.)
In the example above, we selected five columns which show in the sample image here. Depending on the columns you configure to show, end users will be able to search on those columns in the Advanced Search tool in the web part as displayed here.
Below the Advanced Search columns configuration, there is also a check box to select all columns when users search without clicking on the advanced search option. Checking the box lets User Profile Plus execute the search across all columns in the list.
Select a Picture Library to Store User Profile Plus Images
In this section of the configuration tool pane, you set where to store pictures that are used for user profiles. When you upload a picture for a user profile, User Profile Plus will automatically store it in the specified SharePoint Picture Library.
||Enter a SharePoint site URL
||Enter the URL for the site that has the Picture Library you want to use.
||Click Connect to connect the SharePoint site and populate the Library drop-down box with all the Picture Libraries available from that site.
||Select a picture library.
Search specific columns using Advanced Search
When your site administrator configured the User Profile Plus web part, the columns selected in the configuration are the columns that you see in the Advanced Search section of the web part.
||To conduct an advanced search, enter your search criteria into your search box.
||You have the options to search using search operators of AND or OR. If you enter search criteria in multiple columns and get no results, you may not have the right combination to get results.
||Search or Reset or Close Buttons
The three buttons behave as follows:
- Search executes a search for users based on your criteria entered above.
- Reset clears your search criteria so you can start over.
- Close shuts down the search criteria window.
||The results of your search display on the left side of the web part.
Columns configured for Advanced Search
Columns displayed for Advanced Search
If you want to search by different columns, contact your site administrator to request different search columns be added to the web part interface.
Release Notes for User Profile Plus
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|Microsoft ended mainstream support for SharePoint 2007 in October 2012. See Microsoft’s Lifecycle Support Policy.
At that time, Bamboo stopped enhancements to our SharePoint 2007 product line, but continues to provide support and bug fixes to customers with active support contracts until October 2017. Previously purchased licenses will continue to function after October 2017, but support for these products will end, and no additional bug fixes will be provided beyond that time. Bamboo plans to cease selling new licenses and annual support contacts for its SharePoint 2007 products in October 2016 to ensure customers will be eligible to receive support for at least one year after purchase.
|Microsoft plans to end mainstream support for SharePoint 2010 in October 2015. See Microsoft’s Lifecycle Support Policy. At that time, we will stop any enhancements for our SharePoint 2010 product line but will continue to provide support and bug fixes for our SharePoint 2010 products to customers with active support contracts until October 2020. Previously purchased licenses will continue to function after October 2020, but support for these products will end, and no additional bug fixes will be provided beyond that time. Bamboo plans to cease selling new licenses and annual support contacts for its SharePoint 2010 products in October 2019 to ensure customers will be eligible to receive support for at least one year after purchase.
Bamboo Solutions has also begun releasing Bamboo Apps to the SharePoint Store, for additional details, see the SharePoint Apps & Mobile products page where you can get the latest info about each of our Apps as they release to the Microsoft Store.
A separate installation package and license key is required for SharePoint 2013 deployment. For additional details, review the following knowledge base articles:
Understanding Bamboo Releases:
- Bamboo offers Trial, Basic and Premium support.
- Free Trial support expires after 30 days.
- For more information about Basic and Premium support, please see the Support Plans page.
- There may be a fee to upgrade from a major version to another.
Print Preview Button
When the site admin configures the User Profile Plus web part, s/he can select a check box to show the Print Preview Button in the web part. You can preview and print user profile information with a click of a button if this has been enabled to show.
Where does the button show up?
When this button has been configured to show, you will see it on the user profile page.
It appears at the bottom of the window pane so that you can click it and see a preview of the user’s profile information in printed form before you send it to the printer as shown below:
Overview of User Profile Plus Web Part
With User Profile Plus added to a page in your site, you will have a variety of activities you can perform directly from the web part. The left navigation window may be configured to let you view users alphabetically or by department. You can view (or edit if it has been configured) your own user profile. The web part allows you to search profile data through the simple search box; or when you click on the Advanced Search box, you have more options by which to search for users.
The Advanced Search window can be configured to show the following display options:
If you see different columns, check with your site administrator to see whether it has been configured with a different set of criteria.
Migrating User Profile Plus from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013
Be sure you have at least the Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release (shown in the table below) installed before migrating. If not, upgrade your Bamboo product release before migrating. For more information, see Upgrading your Bamboo Web Part. Also, the target SharePoint 2013 farm requires at least the Minimum SharePoint 2013 product release shown.
IMPORTANT: When migrating from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, the Database Attach Upgrade Method is the only method supported.
|Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release
||Minimum SharePoint 2013 Product Release
|Database Attach Upgrade Method
||The User Profile Plus migrates without any errors or additional steps required.
Migrating User Profile Plus from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010
Be sure you have at least the Minimum SharePoint 2007 Product Release (shown in the table below) installed before migrating. If not, upgrade your Bamboo product release before migrating. For more information, see Upgrading your Bamboo Web Part. Also, the target SharePoint 2010 farm requires at least the Minimum SharePoint 2010 product release shown.
IMPORTANT: When migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010, you MUST select the option to change existing SharePoint sites to use the new user experience. Your Bamboo products will not perform as expected with the old look and feel.
|Minimum SharePoint 2007 Product Release
||Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release
||The User Profile Plus Web Part does not successfully migrate to SharePoint 2010. Users will experience two separate issues:
- User Profile Plus Web Part display fails. Instead the Web Part shows the error:
Web Part Error: One of the properties of the Web Part has an incorrect format.
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation cannot deserialize the Web Part. Check the
format of the properties and try again.
- When adding the Web Part to the page in SharePoint 2010, users will see two instances Web Part in the Web Part gallery.
- The first entry in the Web Part Gallery can be added to the page without any problems.
- When using the second entry to add to a page, users will see the following error:
The Bamboo.WebParts.ProfilePlus class does not derive from the
Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPart class and therefore cannot be
imported or used in a WebPartZone control
||To resolve the first issue, delete the existing User Profile Plus Web Part instance and add a new instance to the page. Before resolving the first issue however, you will have to resolve the second one by following these steps:
- Log into the SharePoint 2010 server as a Site Collection Administrator. From the top site of a site collection, go to Site Actions > Site Settings.
- In the Site Collection Administration section, click Site Collection Features.
- Locate the entry Bamboo User Profile Plus Web Part and click Deactivate then Deactivate Feature.
- Return to Site Settings. In the Galleries section, click Web Part Gallery.
- Locate the entry Bamboo User Profile Plus Web Part and delete it.
- Return to Site Collection Administration and click Site Collection Features.
- Locate the entry Bamboo User Profile Plus Web Part and click Activate.
- Repeat for each Site Collection where a User Profile Plus Web Part resides.
|Database Attach Upgrade Method
||The issues for this method are the same as those noted for the In-Place Upgrade method.
||The resolution for this upgrade method is the same as that noted for the In-Place Upgrade method.