Use Case: Building Custom Menus in SharePoint with ControlPoint
A common SharePoint use case: As the administrator, you want to empower your site and site collection owners to run their own reports and/or actions using ControlPoint. This will help them manage their SharePoint sites to greater effect. However, as is often the case, you might want to trim the functionality these site owners can see and use. Allowing site owners to change SharePoint permissions and configuration settings can lead to fractured, non-uniform sites that break internal SharePoint governance policies.
Using ControlPoint, you can create custom menus for different groups of users based on the functionality and reports they need to better manage their sites:
Step one: Use the ControlPoint Menu Maintenance user interface to create a custom menu based on an existing template. These menus can be created at any level in the SharePoint farm hierarchy.
Step two: Create a SharePoint Group with Read access in the ControlPoint Configuration Site and add the users directly to this group.
Step three: In the Axceler Menu List, find the newly created menu and assign read access to the SharePoint group created in step two. Remove their permissions to any other menus.
Now when users from that SharePoint group log in, they will see a security trimmed menu of reports and functionality. This will increase their productivity as they see only functionality they need and at the same time you will reduce the risks of users breaking your governance policies. For more information on this award-winning platform, you can find the datasheet here, or sign up for a live webinar here.