One of the very interesting and useful feature of Alfresco Share is Dashlets which is used for supporting collaboration. With each release new dashlets being added to alfresco share here I am going to discuss some of those new Dashlets.
This dashlet enable user to save the search so that user can save time by storing some the search which he uses frequently. It means that “pre-canned” site searches can be set up by a Site Manager – great for reporting since it supports the full power of fts-alfresco search syntax. The title of dashlet can also be changed in the settings panel to make it clearer what the dashlet is reporting on.
This is specific to sites Searching within site where user can search in particular site. It is similar to saved search but this new dashlet is used to let users run ad hoc searches and display the results. It avoids the need to leave the dashboard to run a query.
In my previous post I had explain discussion feature available in alfresco share so now there is this dashlet though which all the discussions can be seen directly on dashboard. It is like a discussion-specific activity stream that lets you know when new topics and replies are created. It includes the ability to filter the activity based on date. It helps you stay on top of discussion threads you are involved in across your sites.
Image Preview Dashlet
This dashlet displays thumbnails of the images contained within a site, now has a nicer layout and includes the ability to specify which folders should be searched for images, rather than grabbing all of the images across the entire site.
These are some of the new DASHLETS Alfresco 4.2 has tried to make easy and accurate way to work for end users. This is going to improve the user experience and make it more convenient for users to get idea about various activities with in site through Dashboard directly.
References: Kevin Roast article on new Alfreco features