Novell Vibe includes multiple types of folders that enable you to organize the various kinds of information in your workspaces.
For more detailed information about each type of Vibe folder, see Section 6.0, Working with Specific Folder Types.
Use discussions as a way of obtaining comments and feedback to questions and thoughts that you might have. You can start general discussion threads in the Discussion folder in your personal workspace. For discussion threads that are more specific to a project and team, start the discussion thread in the Discussion folder of an appropriate team workspace.
For more information on Discussion folders, see Section 6.1, Working with Discussion Folders.
Blogs are a good way to express your thoughts about topics that are important to you. For example, if you are working on a project and are responsible for a certain aspect of that project, you can update your team on your individual progress by posting a blog in the Blog folder in the team workspace.
For more information on Blog folders, see Section 6.2, Working with Blog Folders.
Vibe enables you to create a Calendar folder in any workspace that you desire. You can maintain a personal calendar in your personal workspace, and then add separate calendars in your team workspaces to keep track of events that are specific to that team.
For more information on Calendar folders, see Section 6.3, Working with Calendar Folders.
The Guestbook folder in Vibe is a place to store all of your guestbook entries. By default, users can sign your Guestbook by clicking thetab on the home page of your personal workspace. This is a quick way for your friends and co-workers to communicate with you.
For more information on Guestbook folders, see Section 6.4, Working with Guestbook Folders.
Files folders in Vibe make it easy to store and keep track of your files. You can store personal files in the Files folder in your personal workspace, and team-related files in your individual team folders. This makes it easy to share files with your teammates and others who might be interested in viewing them.
For more information on Files folders, see Section 6.5, Working with Files Folders.
Milestones folders track the progress of several Tasks folders. Milestones folders are most often used in those workspaces, although they can also be used in other workspaces. For more information, see Section 4.5, Managing a Project Management Workspace.
The Micro-Blog folder in Vibe is a place to store all of your micro-blog entries. Use the Micro-Blog feature to capture quick personal notes, or to inform others of what you are currently working on. This provides a greater transparency, so those you work with know what you are doing, and how they might offer assistance to help you accomplish your tasks.
You can navigate to someone else’s Micro-Blog folder to see what they have been working on, and possibly provide help by sharing your knowledge and experience.
For more information on the Micro-Blog feature, see Section 2.10, Using Micro-Blogs.
Mirrored Files folders use a reference to a file system on an external server, instead of the Vibe file system where other Vibe information is stored. Mirrored Files folders can reference any WebDAV or local file path.
Photo albums store and display pictures. You can store your personal photos in the Photo Album in your personal workspace, and team-related photos in the Photo Album of the team workspace.
For more information on Photo Album folders, see Section 6.9, Working with Photo Album Folders.
Surveys folders store surveys that you or other Vibe users have created. Surveys enable you to poll team members, or any other Vibe users, about issues that are important to you, your team, or your company.
For more information on Surveys folders, see Section 6.10, Working with Surveys Folders.
Tasks folders keep track of the progress made in completing work assignments. Vibe enables you to create a Tasks folder in any workspace that you desire. You can maintain a personal Tasks folder in your personal workspace, and then add separate Tasks folders in your team workspaces to keep track of tasks that are specific to that team.
For more information on Tasks folders, see Section 6.11, Working with Tasks Folders.
Wiki folders contain wiki entries. A wiki is a set of related entries coauthored by folder participants. For example, the best-known wiki on the Internet is Wikipedia. Other examples of possible wiki content are glossaries, or policies and procedures.
For more information on Wiki folders, see Section 6.12, Working with Wiki Folders.