SharePoint for Internet Sites Adoption by Industry–Education on top

This data is taken from my list of SharePoint Internet sites on http://www.wssdemo.com/livepivot which currently shows screen shots of nearly 2,200 sites. Industry Total Education 284 Government 279 MS Certified Partners 182 Industrial/manufacturing 179 Health 171 Technology 158 Finance/insurance 150 Professional Services 130 Charity/Club/Community 113 Retail 85 Professional Association 79 Transportation 72 Entertainment 69 Utilities…


Internet sites built on SharePoint

I have been maintaining a list of web sites built on the SharePoint platform since 2006. I find the sites using specially crafted search queries on bing and Goole to find most of the sites. People can also submit a site using this form… There are nearly 2,200 (279 of them are Education) sites which…


Collaboration in the Cloud with SharePoint

From Tech-ED North America 2011. This is a nice demonstration of what can be achieved with Office 365 in an education context. Several good examples of branding and student/lecturer collaboration around assignment assessment using Office Web Apps and Lync.


Whitireia Community Polytechnic significantly reduces costs with Hyper-V

Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Whitireia New Zealand) is a government owned and funded tertiary institute of technology, known for its high student success rate and culturally diverse student body with approximately 10,000 users. The Polytechnic compared the licensed VMWare and Microsoft virtualized platforms before deciding to go with Microsoft, the decision based on greater functionality, ease…


2011 Microsoft New Zealand Imagine Cup Festival

Join us at the 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup Festival and be inspired by our next generation of IT Professionals. This year you will have an opportunity to meet some of the most passionate and creative students building real technology solutions to problems we face today. Fighting mosquitos using lasers, using brain waves to control lights…


Webcast on SharePoint LMS

Things are hotting up in the e-Learning space with LMS, collaboration and lecture recording merging into an integrated solution. This is an Interesting video describing the Microsoft platform and in particular the use of SharePoint as a platform on which to build an LMS. It changes to english after 30 seconds… See http://www.sharepointlms.com  


Word Processing in the Cloud

In my job I come across a lot of people who blindly follow the advice of “anything but Microsoft” but the reaction from these people after I show them some Web 2.0 tools that Microsoft has developed and made available for free is “wow, I didn’t know Microsoft did that and it is so much…


New version of Kodu released with Community game sharing

Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The visual nature of the language allows for rapid design iteration using only an Xbox game controller for input on a Windows PC (mouse/keyboard input is also supported). Kodu provides an…


MultiPoint Server 2011 Released

Windows® MultiPoint Server™ 2011 is a Windows®-based solution that is designed specifically to help educational institutions give every student individual access to PCs. By allowing multiple users to  simultaneously share one computer—each with his or her own independent Windows experience—it’s a cost-effective way to get more technology into classrooms, computer labs, and libraries. A major…