Just started using Idera tools and I am trying to set up a Business Glossary but I SEEM to be encountering a number of limitations. I'd love to hear from anyone else who's done it and knows better what can be done!
OK, I will be a little more specific. Can anyone point me to content or an expert who can explain how to do any of the following basic functions within Team Server?...
Thanks in advance...
nefarious said:How to add 'Term Entity Types' other than "Business Terms"
You'll want to go to My Settings -> Admin -> Term Entity Types. This will allow you to add additional Term Entity Types.
nefarious said:How do I view a list of active discussions?
I'm not sure if there is an easy way to do that. If you are following an object that has a discussion then you will see the discussions in your stream.
nefarious said:close discussions
Currently there is not a way to close a discussion. I would suggest writing an enhancement for this.
nefarious said:remove inappropriate discussions
You can delete comments that are made as an Admin user. There should be a big delete button next to the comment.
nefarious said:move discussions from one element to another
This would be an enhancement request as well.
nefarious said:Why don't our E-mail notification subscriptions work?
If you've set it up then it should work. I would suggest opening a support case to look into this.
nefarious said:How do I import content to a Business Glossary?
On the Glossaries page, in the top right hand corner there's a button to load glossaries and terms. You'll have to have the info in a specific format so it may be better to export first to get the format and then import.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for your replies Stanley. One further question along the same lines...
A business glossary ultimately needs to be consumed by the widest audience within your organisation - to get everyone to talk the same language and have the same understandings - yet Team Server seems to have no means of providing access without a username and password. I can see that we need these things to be able to edit the content but we need to be able share widely. It would seem a great shame to extract the contents to a CSV and somehow render it to a web page, losing all the linking functions, but is that the only alternative to allocating everyone with a password??
We can setup user accounts using existing login credentials supported via LDAP. This will remove the need for everyone to create a unique login/password for Team Server, as they can use their existing network credentials:
Thanks Josh. I will definitely look into this. I might need to investigate whether we can assign lower privileges to people who log in this way but it's definitely a step forward!