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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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Getting to Your Data—Physical Challenges

Another area underscoring the differences between department-wide and enterprise-wide deployments concerns the ability to actually access the data. Termed “physical challenges,” these special considerations apply to the client side of the Portal implementation—GUI and network access—as well as to considerations related to where the data resides from a geographical perspective.

In the next few sections, we will take a closer look at these considerations, and how an enterprise-wide deployment could seek to effectively mitigate or minimize the impact that physical challenges represent on the usability of the SharePoint Portal Server solution.

Client and GUI Accessibility Requirements

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