We currently use a very old sharepoint services box for our staff intranet its beginning to creek but it still working just! Time to change. So what do you use? transparent authentication is a must I think.
Last edited by rush_tech; 17th October 2013 at 04:14 PM.
We use a very old Sharepoint 3.0 as our intranet.
I'm hoping to upgrade it to the latest free version (2013) next summer.
tech_guy (17th October 2013)
We have a Plone server running a basic welcome screen, some links to email, moodle etc and a log into a staff secure area.
Thinking about ditching it for a Spiceworks page to incorporate call logging and knowledge base.
Or just share point it.
We just use the staff section of our school website. It has links to everything they will need.
Same as NewFormz, we just use the staff section of our externally-hosted website at the moment, plus a massive network area for Departmental resources internally. We are looking at shifting it to a locally-hosted Moodle installation though, which I think will be good
IIS Server with PHP and MySQL - Uses Windows Auth to grab student username, then does a lookup on MySQL to retrieve their timetable from SIMS (That has already been imported)
- Notifications System to classes/groups like the Chess Club etc (Teachers can set these up and send them to kids)
- Google Search with typeahead
All built in house
Last edited by SovietRussia; 17th October 2013 at 05:17 PM.
zag (23rd October 2013)
Wow, that is very nice @SovietRussia!
I don't suppose you'd consider sharing that? at least the script that makes up that page! Quite like the idea of presenting AD related info.
On topic, our students get a very simple HTML page with a grid of quicklinks, whereas our staff get a slightly enhanced version of the same, but it's powered by Wordpress.
Last edited by Captain_Slow; 17th October 2013 at 06:59 PM.
I also like @SovietRussia. The idea of the SIMS timetable on the "dashboard" is ace. This could be useful for both staff and students.
Would this be able to talk to an exchange server so it could show a section of the users inbox to show how many new items they have.
Also a so called message/notificatiom board would be nice too.
Last edited by timbo343; 17th October 2013 at 07:02 PM.
At the mo we use SharePoint 2012? We are very soon moving to Joomla. With differing levels of IT experience, the staff find updating SP far too cumbersome. Joomla offers more control too, in getting the site to look like we want.
Single HTML/PHP page on IIS. Google search, couple of useful links (whole school calendar, cover list, network helpdesk, etc), as well as self-service password reset, student username lookup and student password changes (stops them bothering us when a student "forgets" their password!).
Thanks for the replies guys there certainly is a lot of variation. Looking at SP foundation maybe Joomla with a document management component I quite like the sound of some of the custom solutions aswell
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