For many, User Profile Services creates a feeling of both excitement and fear. The force behind SharePoint's user profiles, audiences, MySites, social tags, and more—User Profile Services is both complicated to setup and historically unforgiving when configuration mistakes are made. In this session we'll discuss system requirements for User Profile Services, important changes between SharePoint 2010 and 2013, perform a bulk import of user photos into Active Directory, and provision User Profile Services with Active Directory Import using SharePoint 2013. Additionally, we'll cover requirements and configuration for SharePoint Search, to ensure user profiles are correctly crawled, indexed, and available through SharePoint's search capabilities.

Despite being marketed as an entertainment device rather than a mobile platform for business, the iPad continues to gain traction as a mobile device for the next generation business user. For some organizations, the rich user interaction and usability afforded by the iPad is a compelling reason to work towards cross-platform capability or iPad specific versions of line-of-business systems. In this session we’ll review custom iPad specific enhancements for SharePoint 2010, including changes to the user interface based on the orientation of the device. Presented at SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach (January 7, 2012).

Have you ever spent an afternoon setting site collection properties manually on every site collection in your farm? How about going through and activating features following an upgrade? These are just two simple examples of where PowerShell can turn an entire afternoon worth of work into just a few minutes. In this session we’ll start off with a familiarization of PowerShell and progress into capabilities and usage scenarios of the out of the box SharePoint 2010 cmdlets. Presented at SharePoint Saturday, Virginia Beach (January 7, 2012)