I’ve been doing a bit of work with a customer who’s interested in providing their own clients with a space on their extranet to share documents, collaborate, find contacts and so on. We were looking at virtual portals as a method of doing this, so that there’s little risk of an admin accidentally granting access rights to the wrong client (ie using realms to segregate the clients so that it’s not possible for one client to be given access to another’s space). Alas the supported maximum number of virtual portals is …. 150. Not enough for this use case, alas.
On the one hand, I’m not particularly surprised by this because I’m not sure that this is what Virtual Portals were intended for. On the other hand, I’m a little disappointed because I’ve two customers for whom Virtual Portals would solve an important business problem.