Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You might have noticed that box referring to a resource quota in the Solution Gallery window. Some
solutions can be uploaded to a site collection Solution Gallery (it’s not just for site templates) by a
site collection administrator or user with the correct permissions. Those solutions are scoped to
affect only that one site collection; they can’t access remote resources, connect to databases, write
to disk, or access or affect the rest of the farm. Solutions designed to be uploaded and used per site
collection this way, with these limitations, are called sandboxed solutions .
SharePoint administrators were worried about letting site collection administrators upload and use
their ow n solutions w ithout real farm management, which could result in these nearly unmanaged
solutions sucking up resources and bringing servers down.
T hat’s why sandboxed solutions can have a quota applied to them per site collection. T hat is, each site
collection is allowed a certain number of resources to be used by its activated solutions. If a solution
exceeds those numbers, it is disabled. That’s why the box appears in the Solution Gallery, showing
how much of the quota the gallery’s solutions are using currently or have used in the last 14 days.
The majority of the links in this section apply to the individual site and are covered in Chapter 9.
There is one action that applies to the entire site collection, however.
S I T E C O L L E C T I O N W E B A N A L Y T I C S R E P O R T S
The Summary page for web analytics reports, shown in Figure 10.9, provides you with a brief
overview of the entire site collection’s storage, users, and activity.
Storage Shows you how much space (in megabytes) the entire site collection is consuming
and what percentage of that space is being consumed by web discussions. If there is a storage
quota on the site collection, that is also shown.
WHAT THE HECK IS A WEB DISCUSSION?
Web discussions are a legacy feature from the Office 2003 and WSS 2.0 days. They permitted you to
use the SharePoint server to have discussions and comments on any browser-readable document,
and they stored those discussions on the SharePoint site. Office 2003 had a handy Web Discussions
toolbar you could use to start a discussion on any document you had open. This feature was removed
in Office 2007 (and Office 2010). There was also a Discuss button in Internet Explorer 4.0 through
6.0, which let you have discussions on any web page at all. This was removed in IE7. But the legacy
code for web discussions is still residing inside SharePoint Foundation.
Users Shows the total number of users on the site collection and whether there is a
restriction on the total permitted users for the site collection. It also provides a link to the site’s Web
Analytics Reports page (for the site, not the site collection).
Activity Gives you the total number of page hits for the entire site collection and how much
bandwidth has been used (on average) per day. It also provides a link to the Web Analytics
Reports page for the individual site.