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Network Assistant is utility that has been designed to be user-friendly and simple-to-use. For that purpose, access to all Nassi functionality has been divided into several parts (several modes). This division allows a user to concentrate on the necessary functions only. The Network Assistant main window consist of the following pages (panels) which provide you with the following functionality:
|Users||This page displays the list of all online users. From here you can access remote user's details, processes list, screenshot, clipboard, usage statistics; define alerts on remote events for a particular user; send private/broadcast messages, files and so on.|
|Chat||Channels-based chat. This is the place where you can chat with another online users in multiple chat channels. Channels help to support discussions on different subjects.|
|Whiteboard||This is the shared whiteboard. You and your friends can draw on a shared whiteboard. Using the whiteboard, you can explain concepts by diagramming information, using a sketch, or displaying graphics.|
|Message board||You can read and post messages here. For each message you can specify its priority, life length.|
|Event Log||This is a journal that records all important events, such as connection errors and miscellaneous informational messages.|
You can switch between these pages by means of View Bar - a special Outlook-style panel with shortcuts to above pages.
The main window has the current-page sensitive main menu. This means that when you switching between Nassi pages (Users, Chat, Whiteboard...) the main menu structure is also changed. Such behavior also helps you to concentrate on your current task only (on chat, for example).
On the right side of the main window, you can see Users and Network panels. Users panel displays the list of all online users and allows you to quickly access user-related functions. This is very useful when you, for example, are chatting or drawing on the whiteboard and can not see the Users List on the "Users" page. Network panel displays the structure of your network: all domains, workgroups and workstations. Some workstations are highlighted and some not. Highlighted workstation is a Nassi-enabled workstation: a workstation that is running Network Assistant.