Charles,

Not sure where you read into my question that portals would be
'dangerous', and I don't believe that portals are, nor was it my intent
to convey that belief.

Also, you made mention of Shareplex as an MS product, but I
think you meant Sharepoint? I think Shareplex is/was from a company
named Quest.





-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Finley [mailto:cfinley@xformix.com]
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 5:31 PM
To: Ray Shahan; HP3000-L@RAVEN.UTC.EDU
Subject: RE: WEB Pats (portals)

Try http://cm.my.yahoo.com/?rd=nux. There many other examples in use.

Portals have been around for a years. In fact, Microsoft has had
Shareplex
for quite a few years. Portals are a proven technology. This new term
"WEB
Parts in ASP.NET" just sounds like a way for Microsoft to introduce the
concept to organizations in a Microsoft-centric way. I wonder if it's a
relabeling of Shareplex?

At any rate, the "customization" aspect of Portals does not have to be
dangerous. In fact, I have not seen it done in a dangerous fashion. The
Portlets that the customer chooses are self-contained and self
sufficient.

One practical application that many on this list can relate to would be
an
Accounts Receivable application. Let's say for example, one of George's
responsibilities is cash application. So rather than have an entire
menu
for all of the Accounts Receivable application, he removes all of the
other
menu choices that he does not use and leaves Cash Application and any
others
that concern him. This change in no way affects the integrity of the
application any more than customizing you're my.yahoo page compromises
that
of yahoo.

Charles Finley
619-795-0720
> -----Original Message-----
> From: HP-3000 Systems Discussion [mailto:HP3000-L@RAVEN.UTC.EDU] On

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> Of Ray Shahan
> Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 2:12 PM
> To: HP3000-L@RAVEN.UTC.EDU
> Subject: OT: WEB Pats (portals)
>
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> I just got done reading how to do WEB Parts in ASP.NET

(for
> my own edification), and I really feel as though this is a technology
> that's just not practical. The idea is that you can create a WEB page
> that the user can modify to his/her liking, and then each time the

page
> is revisited by that user, their custom page is presented rather than
> the default page.
>
>
>
> Modifying the WEB page by the user is not an intuitive
> process, and at a minimum, it would take some knowledge to learn to

use
> the end-user portion of the WEB parts technology (which I'm sure is
> available to all on MSDN.COM).
>
>
>
> At any rate, It'd be interesting to hear if anyone out

there
> has (or knows of) a WEB page that's deployed WEB parts?
>
>
>
>
>
> TIA,
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>
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