Enterprise approach to Web 2.0 in Government


Some weeks back, Microsoft released a white paper – “The Way to Gov 2.0: An Enterprise Approach to Web 2.0 in Government” to help Government agencies understand the special considerations governments face when implementing Web 2.0 and help create solutions using technologies that exist today. The paper also gives link to relevant Government case studies.


Given below is a snapshot of Table – “Gov 2.0 Technology from Microsoft” from the paper …












































































Technology


Simple Definition


2007 Office System Technology


Microsoft Product(s)


Blogs


Journal or diary with social collaboration (comments)


Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 OR


SharePoint Online


Office SharePoint Server 2007 with Microsoft Office Word blog post template and/or


Business Productivity Online Standard Suite


Office Word 2007 (blog creation)


Wikis


Collaborative authoring and editing


Office SharePoint Server 2007 OR


SharePoint Online


Office SharePoint Server 2007 and/or Business Productivity Online Standard Suite


Video and Multimedia Sharing


Videos, images, and audio libraries (YouTube, Soapbox)


Office SharePoint Server 2007 with Interactive Media Manager OR


SharePoint Online


FAST audio and video search


Interactive Media Manager for SharePoint Server OR


Podcast Kit for Office SharePoint Server 2007


FAST ESP Search for Office SharePoint Server 2007


Photo-Sharing


Photo libraries


Office SharePoint Server 2007 OR


SharePoint Online


Office SharePoint Server 2007


Photosynth™


Podcasting


Multimedia content syndicated for use on MP3 players and computers


Office SharePoint Server 2007 OR


SharePoint Online


Podcast Kit for Office SharePoint Server 2007


Virtual Worlds


Simulation of environments (Second Life)


N/A


Microsoft Simulation solution


Social Networking Sites


Connecting people globally


Office SharePoint Server 2007 OR


SharePoint Online


Office SharePoint Server 2007 People


Syndicated Web Feeds (RSS)


Automated notifications of frequently updated content (RSS)


Office SharePoint Server 2007 OR


SharePoint Online


Office SharePoint Server 2007 (search and all lists)


Clients: Office Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Windows Vista


Mashups


Combine content from multiple sources for an integrated experience


None


Built-in SharePoint Server web parts for data visualization data from the Business Data Catalog


Popfly™, Silverlight, Web Sandbox,


Virtual Earth, Visual Studio


Widgets, Gadgets, and Pipes


Small applications and code in Web pages or for desktop use


Office SharePoint Server 2007


SharePoint Server Web Parts, Windows Live Gadgets


Social Bookmark and News (Sharing, Tagging) sites


Ways of sharing content with others


Office SharePoint Server 2007


SharePoint Server with community kit


Micro-Blogging, Presence Networks


Form of blogging which allows brief (instant message–sized) text updates


Office Communications Server


Office Communications Server R2, persistent chat, and chat gateways


Gov 2.0 Data Mining and Aggregation


Making sense of all the data to allow responsiveness, trend analysis, and the ability to deliver targeted information to users


FAST ESP Search for Office SharePoint Server 2007


Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Enterprise


FAST ESP Search for Office SharePoint Server 2007, Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, Social Streams, and Entity Extraction


The paper has been written by the Microsoft U.S. Public Sector team – Dean Halstead, Nina Somerville, Bob Straker and Cliff Ward. Great work!!