What is the best way to get the current users information. With the UserProfileService unavailable in SharePoint Online what would be the best method for getting a users information.
Client was looking to use the UPS automatically populate a form. I have tried getting data from the User Information List using REST but that hasn't provided any results as of yet. What about using Access Services, is this feasible, I have started looking into it now but when trying to map to SharePoint Online as the data source the User Information list doesn't show as an option.
Is using/knowing App Model/Object Model the only way to go here? The client was hoping to not need a developer to build this, hoping they could still allow power users to build these capabilities out.
This is to support an extranet scenario so I don't think the social REST feed is going to be of help here because of the external users.
I haven't found much yet in the way of best practices or methods for getting this info with SharePoint Online.