What can you (and the Console) do with user profiles? Funny you should ask:
Everything you might want to know about the personal information stored for a user.
Viewing User Profiles
How do you get to the
Manage Profiles page, and
what happens when you
Creating User Profiles
Creating a profile for a user before he or she has even logged on.
Working with the Property Attribute
With an emphasis on what to
do if a user's Property
attribute is null.
Managing the Full
Offers tips for working with objects and plurals, and for configuring dates and times.
Resending Verification Emails
Helping users who still need
to verify their email
Resetting a User Password
Or, at any rate, helping users reset their passwords themselves.
Deleting a User Profile
Removing a user profile from the profile database.
Exporting Audit Data
Viewing (or saving) all the changes that have been to a user profile in the past X number of days.
Exporting Profile Information
Yes, this can be done -- easy. But there is one important caution to keep in mind.