In this post I instruct a simple way to stop SharePoint (either on-premises installation or SharePoint Online) from redirecting to MySites or Delve. The normal behavior is, that this happens when users click any name of a user anywhere in SharePoint. This is often not desired, and sometimes just confusing or impractical.
If your customers are like mine, a lot of them hate Delve or MySite or both. Or maybe they just are’nt willing to yet adopt Delve. Or maybe they just want to simplify the team site experience for their users and get rid of extra redirects away from the actual team site. In any case, there’s a valid case to stop the redirection from SharePoint’s (very sparse) user information page completely.
Luckily, that’s possible, if a bit impractical. Quite a few sources claim, that it’s unsupported or hacky, but it’s actually pretty easy, and there’s no need to make changes to control templates or anything. Check this out.
Clicking a user’s name in SharePoint takes you to an url a bit like this:
Now, normally that url is going to just redirect you to Delve or MySite (depending on which you’re using). Luckily you can stop the redirection by appending Force=True to the url.
This, in turn, can probably easiest be done by using jQuery (or some other client-side tech), so that you won’t have to actually edit any templates or anything.
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