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  Asked By: Betsy    Date: Mar 03    Category: MOSS    Views: 922

Microsoft has about 40 templates for WSS on their site. We are in the
process of installing WSS on a small farm and I wanted to use the IT
Team workspace template, but I noticed that they were using KPIs on the
thing. It is my understanding that those are in the MOSS arena and
wondered if I will be able to use this template on a WSS installation.
The MS site seems to lead me to beieve that the templates were suitable
for WSS and yet...????

Has anyone used this template in a WSS senario?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Adalberto Merrill     Answered On: Mar 03

Were you looking at this one?


*It doesn't mention anything about KPIs; if this isn't it, can you share a

Answer #2    Answered By: Lynsey Carver     Answered On: Mar 03

I think there are a couple of them (help desk comes to mind) where
they "fake" a chart/KPI style thing with some background colored
tables or something. It's the kind of thing you can patch together
fairly easily with SharePoint Designer for simple cases at least.

Maybe that's what's looking like KPIs?

Answer #3    Answered By: Richard Allen     Answered On: Mar 03

Yeah, I think the "KPI" stuff in the Fab 40 templates  is just conditional
formatting in a DVWP - it's not an actual KPI list as you'd see in MOSS.

Getting back to Linda's original question, all the Fab 40 templates can be
installed in wss  (for an example, check out
http://www.wssdemo.com/application/default.aspx), so go for it!

Answer #4    Answered By: Ian Davis     Answered On: Mar 03

Sharpoint 2003, 1 SQL, 1 web&search and 1 index server, plus seperate
wss archive server.

A client archives its 'old' documents to seperate wss  sites. They use
sps to crawl the content of the these websites. Currently there are
over 2 miljn documents in these archives (6 wss sites). Every year the
open a new archive. Last week the index was broken and rebuilding to
more then a week. My questions:
1) I believe it is better to have 6 or so seperate indexes (one per
website) so in case of emergency, one can easly rebuild according to
priority. Do you agree?
2) Can we backup the index (gatherer files) in some way so the we can
do incremental rebuilding in case of emergency?
3) Do you have any links to whitepapers or blogs

Answer #5    Answered By: Jagjit Hui     Answered On: Mar 03

Yes, it was the helpdesk template  (also found in IT Team Workspace)
that had me fooled. I was seeing KPI but hearing WSS. So I am glad
to learn both that the templates  are good to go for WASS, and that
you can fake a KPI if you have to.

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