This tutorial introduces you to Oracle WebCenter Spaces, a powerful platform for self-service portal creation and management as well as social collaboration. Developed using Oracle WebCenter Framework, WebCenter Portal, and WebCenter services, WebCenter Spaces allows you to quickly and easily build a custom application that supports business users in all their daily tasks: collaborating with people, sharing knowledge via documents, messaging, organizing groups, scheduling events via calendar, and so on. In addition, this document explains how to use WebCenter Spaces to operate within a Space, a key offering designed to help small groups share information and interact in a collaborative setting.


This document is intended for users wishing to familiarize themselves with WebCenter Spaces. While the bulk of the tutorial is geared toward business users, there are some set-up tasks that must be completed by an administrator so that users can work through the tutorial successfully. These steps are documented in Chapter 1, "Preparing for the Tutorial."

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Related Documents

For more information, see the following documents in the Oracle WebCenter and Oracle Fusion Middleware documentation sets:


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