In the second part we saw a demo of WebObs - WebObs is an usage analysis tool for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 - it is based on a tagging system and does not have to use the IIS logs - this also means that all data is available in real time. You will need to add a webpart to the pages you want to track - this can be done manually, directly into the SharePoint template pages or with a configuration tool. The reports are generated using SQL Reporting Services - so you can use the features available with Reporting services - such as export to excel. You get some custom webparts to track the usage information - WebObs report wizard webpart, fixed report webpart, my last search results webpart, top documents webpart, search suggestions webpart. There is also a site template available with the WebObs usage reporting dashboard of all types of content - search queries, documents, lists, sites, for specific users (or groups of users). Reports are shown in a user-friendly way - showing title instead of the url. Pricing for WebObs for SharePoint: 5000 for Server License + Client Access License - between 4 and 5 euro / users depending on number of users.
The last part was a demo of the new Business Intelligence functionality and ECM capability in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (or short MOSS ;-)) - here are some things we saw:
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