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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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Dashboard Definition Caching

Dashboard Definition Caching is a new feature that became available in Service Pack 1. It enables you to cache the list of all Web Parts and all sub-dashboards. If caching is enabled, the information, once gathered, will be applied to all users for requests made within the next two hours. When the cache time-out has been exceeded, the dashboard retrieves the list of Web Parts and sub-dashboards and caches the results for another two-hour period. The advantage is that any requests within the two-hour period can be resolved from cached results, which will drastically improve the performance.

This performance improvement does come with a couple of limitations, though, as the list of sub-dashboards and Web Parts is the ...

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