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  1. Live from Learning Gateway Conference - Session 4

    by , 15th July 2009 at 03:36 PM
    Branding your Portal

    Penny Coventry (MVP)

    What is branding
    Branding Basics
    Branding options in the browser
    Using SPD
    Next steps

    What is branding
    More than just a header, its about site and content design. Was difficult in V1 and V2, WSS3 and MOSS2007 isnt so bad now. Still a challenge.

    Its more than just colouring! Navigation, etc. Know what you ...
  2. Live from Learning Gateway Conference - Session 3

    by , 15th July 2009 at 02:13 PM
    Sites and Templates

    Use the top level site as a "front page" for rolling up information held elsewhere dependant on the user. Use the Audience capability in Sharepoint for information targeting (eg News).

    Other sub-areas:

    Think about how you catagorize things.... for navigation and site layout. Generally, it is not a good idea to have lots of subsites under one site. Branch it out.

    Egs.... ...
  3. Live from the Learning Gateway Conference - Session 2

    by , 15th July 2009 at 12:34 PM
    Unified Communications for the Learning Gateway

    Office Communications Server... links to AD, providing presence information for the user.

    Initiate chat/call session with user if available. Can be used for helpdesk....?

    Linked with Sharepoint, can use functionality of Live Meeting to share the document or screen.

    Unified Communications Technology

    Microsoft UC Stack

    -Exchange 2007 / Office Communications Server ...

    Updated 15th July 2009 at 03:37 PM by TheScarfedOne

  4. Live from Learning Gateway Conference - Session 1

    by , 15th July 2009 at 11:13 AM
    Best Practice for Sharepoint Configuration

    Steve Smith (MVP):
    Owner Combined Knowledge
    Twitter stevesmithck
    UK Sharepoint User Group

    Link/Upload of slide deck to follow...

    Sharepoint Terminolgy
    Dont we just put the CD in the server
    Its not just about Sharepoint
    SQL Config Demo
    Best Practice Summary

    Updated 15th July 2009 at 03:38 PM by TheScarfedOne

  5. Live from Learning Gateway Conference.... Microsoft Keynote

    by , 15th July 2009 at 09:55 AM
    Gonna try and keep a blog running from the LGC in Birminham.... yeah I know thats a long way from my normal neck of the woods! Sat with Russ and James...

    Welcomes from Richard, Alex and then Steve from MSFT.

    ... Microsoft UK Education Vision ...
    (Slides to be linked to/attached later...)

    :: Main UK focus: Products/Services, Programs and Research

    :: Student Centric view with partners...

    :: Conflict between Institution ...
  6. Brisbane Roar Vs Celtic

    by , 7th July 2009 at 02:35 PM
    Heading off to Brisbane in the morning to see the Mighty Brisbane Roar take on the little known Glasgow Celtic..

    Should be good fun.
  7. I axe you

    by , 30th June 2009 at 04:53 PM
    Playing guitar tonight with some friends in an Open Mic night. Don't really know the songs that well, really hoping I can wing it.

    Big PA system, fully mic'ed up. No room for error. This could go badly wrong.

    Updated 30th June 2009 at 04:55 PM by jinnantonnix

  8. New blog post

    by , 10th June 2009 at 12:21 AM (Grumbledook's stuff!)

    Must chat with ZH about wordpress integration!
  9. Desertion

    by , 5th June 2009 at 07:02 PM
    I haven't posted here for a while and there's a good (or bad depending how you look at it) reason.

    I've deserted. I'm expecting Dos_Box to put a bounty out on me and have me shot at dawn

    The blog as been moved and is now in full rant over at...

    if anybody is truely interested in my prose - don't blame you, I'm not
  10. Interface design

    by , 30th May 2009 at 12:21 PM (Wandering lonely as a clown...)
    One of the things that bugs me in education ICT is the massive amount of poorly designed GUIs floating around.

    We've all seen them, pieces of software which are so poorly laid out, or confusing to configure that you want to pull your hair out.

    I'll give an example - TextEase 2000. The interface for dragging and dropping things on to a page is fine. But what about if you want to print, and do something other than the default. The GUI to do that is near impossible to ...