Viewing people information

Viewing people information

To learn the different ways to find a person and view their business card using, read Finding people.

Where can I view people information?

Business cards are displayed in:

  • The People tab in the sidebar.
    The People tab
  • The people information pane in the bottom part of the Locations tab.
    Note: The people information tab is disabled by default, and can be enabled in the settings. The people information pane

The business card:

The people information pane shows the short mode of the business card. Click the Show More icon (Show More icon) to view the full mode of the business card, and the Close icon (Close icon) button to return to the short mode.

Short mode business cards:

The short mode includes the following information:

  • PictureName, Job Title, and Department.
  • Skype for Business presence awareness status, if logged into Skype for Business.
    Right clicking the presence awareness icon opens a context menu, allowing you to:
    • Send Instant Message icon Send Instant Message
    • Call icon Call (with sub-menu)
    • Start Video Call icon Start Video Call
    • Send email icon Send email
    • Copy to copy the name and email address.
    • Tag for Presence Alerts
  • Send an instant message (Send an instant message icon), and Call (Call icon) this person. These actions appear if logged in to Skype for Business.
  • Send an email message (Send an email message icon) to this person.
  • The More Actions icon (More Actions icon) allows you to:
    • Start Video Call icon Start Video Call with this person.
    • Go to OneDrive icon Go to ‘OneDrive’/‘My Site’ shows the documents shared with you from the person’s OneDrive/My Site in the Locations view of the sidebar. This action appears only if this person already accessed his OneDrive/My Site.
    • Add OneDrive icon Add ‘OneDrive’/‘My Site’ adds the person’s OneDrive/My Site to the list of SharePoint sites in This action appears only if this person already accessed his OneDrive/My Site.
    • Open Profile page icon Open Profile page opens the person's SharePoint profile Web page.
    • Open Sites and Blog Page Open Sites and Blog Page opens the sites and workspaces view for the person in the Web browser. If the user has set up a blog, it is visible on this Web page. This action appears if this person defined sites and blog in his OneDrive/My Site.
    • Open Organization Chart Open Organization Chart opens the person’s organizational chart Web page. This action appears when working with SharePoint 2010 or later, and if organization charts are turned on.

The business card

Full mode business cards:

The full mode adds the following information:

  • Work email, Work phone, Mobile phone
  • About me
  • Skills
  • Ask me about
  • Interests
  • Group memberships shows the list of groups this person is a member of.
  • Open Profile Page opens the person's full profile Web page.
  • Recent Updates show this person’s recent SharePoint activities and updates.

The full business card

The people information pane:

The people information pane is located in the bottom part of the Locations tab. It automatically displays the business cards of the people that are associated with a selected email message, calendar event, or SharePoint document.


  • To view people information, you must have a configured SharePoint social server.
  • Showing people information for the active email message, document, item, or calendar event, requires that the SharePoint search service is running. People in the active item are matched with profiles on the SharePoint social server using their email address. If the current site in the sidebar is on the social server, users are looked up using their account name.

To switch people information:

If multiple people are associated with the active item (for example, multiple email recipients), a down-arrow is displayed to the right of the person name.

To select a different person, click the down-arrow next to the name, and select another name from the list.

The arrow next to the person name allows you to select and view the user information of another person.

To hide the people information pane:

If you do not want to view the people information pane in, you can disable it.

Note: When the people information pane is disabled you can still click on a user’s name in the Locations tab and view their full business card in the People tab.