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Best reason not to build too many Areas in SPS?

  Asked By: Krista    Date: Jan 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 824

I need the most succint and powerful reason for folks to not be
building too many areas and sub areas and subsubareas in SharePoint
Portal Services. Something got away from me and while my back was
tunred a user I thought understood the process added a bunch of sub
areas for some things that could just as easily be done with lists
either from the existing sub area they had or a WSS site, library etc...



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Percy Beach     Answered On: Jan 01

That is a hard one to answer to me because it boils down to what you should ‘just do’, there aren’t solid technical reasons why not to use portal areas  like crazy. Old standbys you can use are ease of use and usability…. Less areas mean less drill down and confusion to the end user. If your areas have unique permissions, more areas also mean more maintenance. Or you can cite upgrade issues and the desire to streamline your site  for ease of upgrading.

I can sympathize, I once saw areas used in lieu of folders for a document library, all you can do is say “No, you just don’t do that!”. Another way to control this is to remove create area  rights and setup a process  to submit new area requests.

Answer #2    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Jan 01

OR stomp your foot and say "NO".

Answer #3    Answered By: Kundan Jambhale     Answered On: Jan 01

Ok, I took away their rights to create areas. If I give them
Manage area  and Manage Area Permissions, can they just go in and
change what I set for them?

Answer #4    Answered By: Alyssa Butler     Answered On: Jan 01

Yep, but they won't know how?????????

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