Tuesday 9th October, 2012
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 has gained a reputation for being an incredibly powerful, multilayered and sophisticated tool for its ability to connect users, expedite business processes, manage files and reports, and develop custom web applications. However, as a front-end web content management system, the general consensus surrounding SP2010 in the Higher Ed community has not always returned the same reviews, with users citing its rigidity, complexity and its reputation as being a unilateral, closed source product. While working with SP2010 is certainly a love-hate relationship, the ability to extend its front-end web capabilities to tie in other services on campus has proven to be vital in the redesign project at Providence College. In this poster presentation, we will explore Microsoft SharePoint 2010 as a content management system that integrates with various services already in existence on most college campuses. Processes that will be covered include: 1) integrating faculty profiles using information stored in Digital Measures accounts to automatically populate web pages within SP2010 using XSLT, 2) using the event/space reservation system Resource25 and 25Live to create dynamic event calendars, both for the college itself and academic and administrative departments, and 3) incorporating social media into SP2010 pages by utilizing simple but effective methods to display Twitter, Facebook feeds.
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