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Just wanted a bit of advice on Sharepoint 07, theres a couple ...
27th February 2008, 11:03 PM #1
Sharepoint - Advice please
Evening guys, this footballs boring by the way
Just wanted a bit of advice on Sharepoint 07, theres a couple of features I like but I'm not sure if I can justify the cost even with my schools agreement.
How is it implemented in other schools? Been looking through the Training material and I can just about work out how we could use it but how far do you guys go with it with regard to storing files, can home folders be used with it or is that too far? Call me old fashioned (and I am) but I prefer file level recovery for backup and recovery.
Just confused about how other schools have implemented it, any knowledge you guys can share would be greatly appreciated..
Oh god. extra time now
Last edited by Simcfc73; 28th February 2008 at 12:02 AM.
28th February 2008, 09:48 AM #2
We use it as our portal to every service in the school basically. Sharepoint has been a revelation.
Links to our library system, reporting system, webmail, shared file areas are all displayed on the main page
Also used for communication and notices to staff and students
Lists staff contact details
Used to run lessons and store lesson plans
Finally we use it to stream videos to classrooms
There are 3rd party products such as frog teach that link the home directories to sharepoint but personally I dont see the point in this, the current system works perfectly well.
28th February 2008, 10:05 AM #3
MOSS 2007 has the "Recycle Bin" feature so if kids delete stuff, you can restore individual files from there.
We currently let student have a "My Site" to store work that they are working on so I suppose you could use that feature rather than a traditional "Folder on a file server" type thing.
We are upgrading from 2003 to 2007 over the Summer. 2007 looks very impressive!
28th February 2008, 10:21 AM #4
Is Sharepoint server generally included with the Schools Agreement?
28th February 2008, 11:50 AM #5
We have ours licenced seperately [long story] but yes I think you can and it's not mega bucks from what I remember.
28th February 2008, 11:51 AM #6
Just got a price through, £215 + vat for the standard edition
28th February 2008, 11:59 AM #7
Is that it no CAL's or extra costs?
28th February 2008, 12:04 PM #8
Which features do you like as you so features only come with Enterprise and not with Standard and you may get what you are looking for in Windows SharePoint Services which you can get from free and don't require any CALs
28th February 2008, 12:06 PM #9
how do you and you're team go about extending and customizing sharpoint for use in you're school ?
Originally Posted by ittech
Is there are a lot of webpart development going on within schools and what is the language of choice for customizing i.e c# or vb.net.
I ask as i've been told you can get quite far without any coding, but that to pull data from other sources and to customize you need to get into c#. Is there any truth to that ?
28th February 2008, 12:09 PM #10
No way, nothing custom, they are just web links to other systems, or standard microsoft webparts. You can also show a webpage in sharepoint no problem which is how our room booking systems are integrated.
Originally Posted by torledo
We do buy a webpart called vidflow from akhter for the video streaming stuff but again it takes 10mins to install and configure.
Depends what you want to do really, but I see no need to programming things on sharepoint, its incredibly simple to configure and administer.
28th February 2008, 12:13 PM #11
Below is a list of links i posted before about different ideas of sharepoint - also shows what the possibilities are with a bit of research on the internet.
Another link I have come across is of Twynham school and their VLE.
I use sharepoint in 10 schools and use all the basic features to do with collobration and communication and have incorporated other products to move these on inlcuding exchange, ocs and windows server 2008, slk etc
I hope this helps!
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
Search Server 2008 - http://www.microsoft.com/enterprises...r/default.aspx
Tafiti - http://www.tafiti.com/ - http://www.codeplex.com/WLQuickApps
Silverlight in sharepoint - http://iancampbell.blogspot.com/2008...r-webpart.html
Community Kit for SharePoint - http://www.codeplex.com/CKS
Terminal Services - http://www.sharepointblogs.com/ajp/a...p-in-moss.aspx
I dont even think this is a % of the possibilities of sharepoint in education.
Thanks to apearce from:
GrumbleDook (28th February 2008)
28th February 2008, 01:16 PM #12
@ITTECH: How much was vidflow?
Can anyone point me in the direction of some useful guides in setting up Sharepoint 07 and the webparts that can be installed?
28th February 2008, 01:17 PM #13
@apearce: Good grief thats a lot of info thanks!
28th February 2008, 01:21 PM #14
Originally Posted by apearce
when you say you've implemented sharepoint in 10 schools do you mean as a supplier of sharepoint VLE or do you work in some capacity for the LA, rolling out sharepoint solutions ?
28th February 2008, 04:03 PM #15
I'm a network manager for a school.
Have done stand alone installs for schools, supported on a development point of view and also as a step by step stage to getting their staff, users and parents on board.
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