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    Sharepoint ideas

    OK folks ... after taking a bashing about the NCC platform I thought it would be worth actually talking through a few concepts and ideas on Sharepoint (MOSS 2007 rather than WSS v3).

    If you have sharepoint (2003 or 2007) or have some experience can you reply to this thread and we can start chatting about a few things.

    I'll raise the first one ... when you are sharing resources do you stick everything in the top level document library or do you put it in sub-site DLs and give permissions to different groups?

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    mmmm SharePoint I loooove SharePoint (awaits cry of MS Fanboy) but anyway, I have a main page which is generic and has full notices on and a picture library, and from that each subject has a subsite which they manage themselves, and this allows them to organise how they like. Most commonly, a top level doc library called Year 9, and then divided up into terms, units or topics depending on the subject.

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    Started using MOSS 2007 internally at our school, and wnat to develop it further

    We have setup different sites for different departments, and given access accordingly, We are looking at replacing our "Pupil Shared Drive" with a Sharepoint site. Initially we created it with viewer access only, but found out that to run any of the survey options, you need to be a contributer..

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    For surveys and Discussion boards for students to use, we manually add the students group to the individual board library, part of the joys of hte flexible permissions it has to allow individual permissions over individual folders.

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    Those of you that are running MOSS 2007 in house, how are you dealing with access to My Site? Do you let students use it? How do you control it?

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    Kids don't know about it at present... but if it can be disabled that would be better!

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    It can be disable, I have My Site and My Links turned off, it only appears for the Domain Administrators which is fine as 5 profiles won't gobble up the space that quickly, plus we don't use them


    Below is the info I used to disable them, I can't remember the source though, as I found it online and forgot to make a note of it so I appologise in advance for that!

    In order to turn off or disable the MySite or MyLinks functionality you need to be an Sharepoint administrator.
    Go to the Central Administration Web Page
    Click on the link for Shared Services Administration
    --If you have more than one SSP, select the one that is running the MySites functionality
    Under "User Profiles and My Sites" click Personalization Services Permissions
    Select the group you want to limit the functionality for. More than likely you will just have NTAuthority\Authenticated Users.
    In the next screen you will see a list of checkboxes,
    --To disable MySites uncheck "Create Personal Site"
    --To disable MyLinks uncheck "Use Personal Features"
    Once you find it, disabling the functionality is pretty easy, but if you are new to 2007 like I am it will take a while to find. Hopefully this will save you a few cycles.
    In the future, we may use it perhaps for an E-Portfolio / semi-replacement for Roaming profiles perhaps but only just started this academic year with it, so its still bedding in as it were.
    Last edited by john; 31st January 2008 at 10:22 PM.

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    Cheers, will try this out later...

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    Sharepoint User Group may have the answer. It is mainly business-orientated, but any questions I've asked re educational use have been answered.

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    Will agree with the Sharepoint User Group, good site and some good info on it, could be that my info was from there actually

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    I'm always looking at a adding new things to sharepoint - like OBA (Office Business Application), Access to applications, Silverlight, RDP.

    Take a look at a few areas on codeplex to help add ideas to your site. Things like

    Others


    I dont even think this is a % of the possibilities of sharepoint in education.

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    new LMS

    and here the link for the new LMS based on MOSS2007
    could be useful:
    http://www.sharepointlms.com/

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