Monday, October 10, 2011

Adding Klout to SharePoint: Search



When I thought of integrating Klout scores into SharePoint, the first thing I thought of was the People search results. This made sense since when searching for people in an organization, you would easily be able to see their Klout score with their information.

The steps to performing this are as follows:



  1. Add a custom property to the User Profile Service.
  2. Crawl People to generate a new crawled property based on the new user profile property.
  3. Create a Managed Property for search that maps to the crawled property.
  4. Modify the People Search Core Results XSLT to display the Klout Widget incorporating the new search managed property.

I have a step-by-step walkthrough of these tasks in my guide here.
The steps in the guide are based on SharePoint 2010, however, it is a similiar process for SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint Online (via Office 365).

There are also instructions contained in the guide on how you may access and download code that assists in integrating Klout with SharePoint.



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