Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no About Me set in the user profile

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no About Me set in the user profile

In Office 365, profile completeness is key to multiple cloud experiences. For example, you cannot really do approvals by the manager, if the manager is not set in the user’s profile! Another good example would be a people directory, which would be a bit useless if users don’t have their location and phone numbers filled in! In this series, we will look at how to use PowerShell to create a report of Office 365 Users missing key properties!

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no About Me

Office 365 Profile Completeness Series

Finding users with no About Me set in the user profile

In this blog post, we will focus on how to find users that did not set their About Me as part of their SharePoint Online profile. The About Me is not usually a required property, but can increase the value and efficiency of a User Profile Directory inside your organization.

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no About Me

There is no out of the box report on Profile Completeness in Office 365, so PowerShell is your best tool in creating reports on user’s profiles! Here is what we will need to get started:


The Script

First thing we are going to do is get our Office 365 credentials, and connect to both Azure Active Directory and the SharePoint Online Admin Center (with the PnP cmdlets)

I will then get all of the users in my tenant, that are internal to the company (Member) and that have at least one license assigned to them.

Next up, we will create an empty array in which we will later store our users without an About me.

Now that we have all our information, we will loop trough each user, and find out if they have a SharePoint Online Profile or not (since the About Me is stored in the SPO profile, not in Azure AD).   If the profile exists, and the AboutMe property is equal to an empty string, it means the About Me for this user is not set, so we will save the user object in the array we created in the previous step!

Lastly, we will export the results to a CSV file

And here is the full script in one piece!

The Result

The final result is a CSV file in which we can see the display names and user names of all of the users in our tenant that don’t have their About me in their profile! You can either contact them individually, or even Send Email from PowerShell in Office 365 in order to automatically send them a nicely formatted HTML e-mail asking them to fill it!

Office 365 Profile Completeness: Finding users with no About Me

More Resources

PowerShell for Office 365 is an essential tool as part of every Office 365’s administrator toolbox. Without PowerShell, you cannot do cool reports such as the one in this blog post, and you are missing out on multiple Office 365 reporting, productivity and security settings. Here are some resources that you could use to learn PowerShell for Office 365:


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In this course, you will learn how to use PowerShell to manage Office 365 services. You will learn how to connect and manage users and licensing, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Compliance Center and last but not least, Skype for Business Online.

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