Working together, Monica and her team uncovered the source of the dip in Tony Notebook sales. By assuming the identities of these typical business users, you were able to get a first-hand view of how WebCenter Spaces combines commonly used tools and applications into a single, elegant interface. What's more, you had an opportunity to experiment with project group spaces, which provide all the necessary services to facilitate collaboration and communication of all types, and you had a brief look at how communities of interest allow you to organize people around a common interest or theme. Specifically, you learned how to:
Work within your personal space. Through this tutorial, you touched upon many services that you will no doubt use on a daily basis when WebCenter Spaces is introduced to your enterprise. Things like email, online chats, and scheduling meetings are indispensable to any work environment, of course, but WebCenter Spaces provides much more: the ability to create a social network through the People Connections service, share information with others in your personal space, create dashboards to keep tabs on activity outside your personal space, create quick links (favorites), add RSS feeds to outside services, and many other services that weren't explored in this tutorial.
Create a project group space. As Monica, you saw how easy it is to create a project group space to help concentrate the efforts of a team on solving a concrete problem, as well as how to control membership for the group. Zeba created a customized list as a means of reporting her findings on the most frequently asked customer questions.
Create a page. Not only did you learn how to create pages within your own personal space, but you learned how business role pages are an easy way to push content to people who have been assigned to a specific role. You also experimented with populating your page with content, in this case through a spreadsheet presented an OmniPortlet, and by presenting a set of images in a carousel-like format through the Content Presenter. And when you tagged the Data page, you made it easy for others to locate that page even if they didn't know it was relevant to what they were looking for.
Work with documents. The Documents service provides a powerful interface that brings even far-flung content right to your fingertips. You saw how each group space has its own folder in the Document service tree structure, as well as how your personal documents are available on the Documents page in your personal space. You also quickly uploaded a document from your file system to your Public folder, thus making it eligible to share with your fellow group space members
Create a community of interest. Although we didn't delve too deeply into the power afforded by community of interest group spaces, you nevertheless were provided insight into their potential for bringing together people united by a common interest. You set up membership to control exactly how interested people should join this type of group space, and considered the different types of content you might provide to maximize its full potential.
You should now have a basic working knowledge of the advantages provided by WebCenter Spaces. If you want to learn more, Oracle Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle WebCenter contains comprehensive instructions for both using and administering WebCenter Spaces. In addition, Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle WebCenter tells you how to build custom applications like WebCenter Spaces using Oracle WebCenter Framework, which provides you with a set of features that simplify the process of building a WebCenter application with Oracle ADF and deploying it.