Will I get a better Silverlight Organization Browser?

SharePoint 2010 has new structure called Organization Profile which answers the need for a real org chart in enterprises – group people by department, division and team hierarchies rather than just the reporting manager. (see http://alberto.casu.it/technology/sharepoint-2010-organization-profiles/)

Everything looks impressive except no out of the box UI in RTM is utilizing this…

The OOTB Silverlight Organization Browser webpart calls https://server/MY/_vti_bin/SilverlightProfileService.json/GetUserSLProfileData to get the user profile data which utilize the Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.SilverlightProfileService in Microsoft.Sharepoint.Portal.dll

<%@ WebService Language=”c#” Class=”Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.SilverlightProfileService, Microsoft.Sharepoint.Portal, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c” %>

The Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.SilverlightProfileService.GetUserPLProfileData is fairly simple which takes AccountNames and returns SLProfileData object. The Silverlight webpart will then do subsequent calls to GetUserSLProfileData to get the parent and siblings profile details in the same way.

A high chance that we can write our own SilverlightProfileService to return organization profile also.

And interesting enough, the GetOrganizationSLProfileData is actually there! Looks like the developers are too busy to finish it before shipping the RTM.


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