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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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The Dashboard

Before we drill down into managing the workspace, a quick dashboard review is in order. While the workspace may be viewed as the data repository, the digital dashboard, or Dashboard, serves as perhaps the simplest and most effective way of accessing this data. That is, users with appropriate roles can access the workspace via a couple different ways—Microsoft Windows Explorer or Microsoft Office 2000, for example. However, using the dashboard site from a Web browser is oftentimes the simplest, as no client components, nor a minimum version of Microsoft Office, are required for basic functionality.

The dashboard site is a specialized Web site automatically created by SharePoint Portal Server after the associated workspace is created. ...

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