After you have signed in you can click on your userid in top (next to the “Signed in as”). This brings you to your profile for editing.
Signature and Bio tab:
Signature: Here you can create a standard signature, that will be inserted on all of your forum postings. Please notice that if you later change this signature (i.e. some of you write your company name etc. here), then it will use the new signature also on old postings. You can use the same formatting (html with some limitations) as in the normal posts.
Bio: Write a short biography about you. Eventually what products do you work with and for how long?
Name: Here you can write your name in a more “userfriendly” manor. I.e. if you signed up with eperst as your username, then you could write “Erik P. Ernst” here and it would be displayed instead of your username (if you set the Enable Displayname to yes later).
Location: I.e. Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation: Your current job
Interests: What do you like to do? (Except working with the Dynamics products!)
Birthday: Enter your birthday if you want you co-members to be able to send you a birthday card…
Gender: Yes either male or female…
Web Address: If you have a personal/professional website you want us to know about.
Blog: If you have a blog you want us to know about (if you would like a blog, but don’t have any right now, then you can get one here on this site).
Gallery: If you have your own photo gallery, then enter the URL here…
Language: Select your preferred language. Currently I have only installed the English layer, but later I will add more languages (when they get available from Community Server).
The Avatar is the small picture or logo or drawing many users have shown on their posts.
Enable Avatar: Change to Yes, if you would like to use an avatar.
Upload Avatar: First click on the “Browse” button and select your file. It must be an image file and not larger than 90x90 pixels. When found click on the “Update” button.
Public Email: The email address you would like to show to other members.
MSN IM: Your MSN/Windows Live Messenger ID, if you want to share it with other members.
AOL/Yahoo/ICQ IM: More IM’s
Private Email: The email you signed up with. Nobody than then administrators sees this email. Always keep it up to date, otherwise you will not be able to user the “Forgot login” feature.
Site Options tab:
Sort Posts: You can change if you want post to be sorted Descending or Ascending.
Theme: Select what site theme you want to use. Currently there are only 4 alternatives, but more will be added later. Changing the theme changes the way to site looks to you - normally mostly changes in colors, fonts etc.
Font Size: Select between Small, Normal, Large or Largest.
Content Editor: Select the post editor you want to use. I suggest that you use the Rich Editor.
Forum Posts Default View: Select if you want the normal Flat View or the Threaded View.
Enable Ink: I acutally don’t know what this is for.
Enable DisplayName: Set to Yes if you want to use the Name you set instead of your username.
Display in members list: Set to no if you don’t want anyone to see you in the member lists.
Enable Post Mouse-Over Popup: Set this to yes if you want a popup with an excert from the post, when you hold your mouse over the post link.
Display user avatars: Set to no if you don’t want to see the other members Avatars.
Display user signatures: Set to no if you don’t want to see the other members auto-signatures.
Show Help Tips in Control Panel: Set to yes if you want to see help in the control panels.
Items per-Page in Control Panel grids: How many items do you want to see in the control panels at the time.
Timezone: Select you timezone to have the times on the post display correctly.
Here you can change your password.
Here you can see the different favorites you have selected (are selected on the posts, member profiles etc.). You can also make your favorites public so that other members can see your favorites when they see your profile. You can also delete any selected favorite from here.