Rather than repeat everything that Greg said, I'll focus on a lesser known aspect of one of the portal's main features. Despite the incredible value of its shared reports, explore dashboard, ad hoc query interface, and administration console, perhaps the most popular (and most scrutinized!) feature of the portal thus far has been its search capability.
One of the cool things (at least in my mind) about the search capability of the ER/Studio Enterprise Portal is that, like other Web-based search interfaces, it can be integrated into the search bar of your favorite browser. I'll walk through the steps to do this for Internet Explorer as an example.
1. Select the 'Find More Providers...' item from the search bar's drop-down menu.
2. From a different browser window, type 'TEST' into the search box of the ER/Studio Enterprise Portal and hit
This will open a dialog asking you to confirm that you want to add the search provider (click 'Add Provider').