SharePoint Portal Server automatically creates a workspace and corresponding dashboard site during the initial installation. In this chapter, we will discuss both the workspace and dashboard, including how they are accessed, configured, and used.
The workspace may be described as a Web folder or a Network Place. As such, it may be thought of as an organized compilation of data, distributed and managed by Document, Management, Category, and Portal Content folders, including a Web page with links to Help files and configuration wizards. The workspace simply affords access to data—views, content, and shortcuts to content—and includes organized data categories as well.
The dashboard site, on the other hand, is a Web-based view ...