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Workspace

sensenet allows individuals in an organization to easily create and manage their own collaborative sites, called workspaces. A Sense/Net Workspace is a special area on your intranet, extranet or public site with libraries, lists and pages configured for a predefined goal. Workspaces may contain sub-workspaces, and further sub-workspaces.

You can create a new workspace from built-in workspace types (Sales workspace, Document workspace, Project workspace, etc.), create one from scratch, or create a new template others can use. Every workspace has its own navigation, members (custom permissions) and many other settings that are related only to the given workspace (e.g. a workspace wall). A root site is also a workspace, which means that sensenet sites are built from workspaces.

With sensenet Workspaces a team can create a collaborative web site with some clicks where

Workspaces simplify how people find and share information across company boundaries and enable better informed decisions. They make the users’ life simpler and more efficient.

We can distinguish two different types of workspaces:

In a system built on Sense/Net there can be many different types of workspaces. It is typical to create new workspace templates for a new sensenet installation since the business needs are different for every organization. For demo purposes, you can use the built-in workspace types.

Built-in workspace types

The built in workspace types are the following:

In sensenet the workspace content itself can be custom tailored as well. E.g. you can add extra fields to the form of a sales workspace.

In every workspace you can:

You can customize a workspace after you created one. You can add new lists and libraries, you can add new portlets to workspace pages, etc.

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