Managing MyLinks

Aug 29, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Hey,

 

How can I manage MyLinks for other users?  As a SharePoint Admin, I need the ability to view and manage the MyLinks for employees when they have issues.  This will also help me determine how I can bulk load MyLinks for an older bookmarking tool my organization used.

 

Thanks!

Griz

Coordinator
Aug 30, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Hi Griz,

This menu displays Quick Links, a.k.a. My Links, that are stored in a user's profile. These have been around since SharePoint 2003 (maybe even before that), but in SP 2010 the SharePoint team decided to remove/deprecate them. As far as I know, there has never been an administrative interface to view or manipulate other user's links. However, you can use the SharePoint API to add and remove links for other users. The QuickLinkManager reference page has a pretty good example of how to do this: 

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.office.server.userprofiles.quicklinkmanager.aspx

Randy