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15Dec/101

Tips n Tricks – Unlocking the full social networking experience in SharePoint 2010

Posted by Joy

By now you may have installed SharePoint 2010 number of times and explored all different installation possibilities. Even after installing the enterprise edition, you may be wondering why all the social networking features are not appearing in your farm. If you are looking for an answer for this, believe me it’s a small configuration you need to do in your farm.

Enabling the Activity Feed Timer Job

Activity Feed Timer Job is the timer job responsible for providing the missing social networking features and we need to enable the same right after installing SharePoint 2010. Perform following in order to enable the same:

  • Click Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products and select SharePoint 2010 Central Administration.
  • Click Monitoring from the left-hand side of the page.
  • From the Timer Jobs group, select Review job definitions.

    SharePoint Central Administration - Monitoring

    SharePoint Central Administration - Monitoring

  • Scroll down until you get User Profile Service Application – Activity Feed Job. You may need to go to 2nd page if you don’t see it in the 1st page.
  • Click User Profile Service Application – Activity Feed Job.

    SharePoint Central Administration - Activity Feed Job

    SharePoint Central Administration - Activity Feed Job

  • Select the schedule you wish this timer job to run.

    SharePoint Central Administration - Enable Activity Feed Job

    SharePoint Central Administration - Enable Activity Feed Job

  • Click Enable to enable the timer job.

Deja Vu, now you have unlocked all the social networking features within your SharePoint 2010 environment.