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Microsoft PKS Overview

  1. 1. Enterprise 2.0 Analyst Briefings
  2. 2. What is “Podcasting Kit for SharePoint”? Podcasting Kit for SharePoint ® (PKS) is an accelerator for social media, using podcasting and social networks to deliver the next generation knowledge management solution to Microsoft customers. Built on top of Microsoft ® Office SharePoint ® Server 2007 and Silverlight 2, PKS delivers an integrated experience with a wide variety of devices including PC, Zune ™ , Windows Mobile phones and other podcast capable devices.
  3. 3. Solution Scenarios <ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Communications: Stay in touch with your executives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia Newsletters: Stay in touch with your colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training / eLearning 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give your employees the freedom to learn relevant information on-demand- anytime, anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow your employees to share and learn from others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partner Relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertise and drive awareness about your partner relationships internally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask your most innovative people to find creative ways to share great ideas through audio and video podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Marketing / Advertisement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directly reach out to your customers and create a social networking community that will generate interest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lectures / Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily share, consume and publish lectures and trainings in one centralized location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a virtual classroom discussion via commenting and instant messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay connected with what’s new in the community to keep up-to-date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate a team oriented environment </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Feature Highlights <ul><li>Listen and watch audio/video podcasts, anywhere on your PC or mobile device (Zune, SmartPhone, or any podcasting device) </li></ul><ul><li>Share content by producing your own audio/video podcasts and publish them on PKS on your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect and engage with podcasters via your integrated instant messaging program </li></ul><ul><li>Find the most relevant content using the five star rating system, tag cloud, search engine and provide your feedback via comments. </li></ul><ul><li>Get automatic podcast updates by subscribing to RSS feeds fully compatible with Zune and other podcasting devices </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple RSS feed based on a defined podcast series </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple RSS feed based on a person </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic RSS feed based on search results </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Play podcasts in real-time using Microsoft ® Silverlight ™ and progressive playback </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieve instant ROI and metrics with the ability to track the number of podcasts downloaded and/or viewed, instant feedback via rating system and comments, and subscribers via the RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Access the richness of SharePoint to extend the solution: workflows, community </li></ul><ul><li>sub-sites, access rights, editorial and more </li></ul><ul><li>Customize your own PKS User Experience </li></ul>
  5. 5. Homepage <ul><li>PODCAST SELECTION </li></ul><ul><li>IM Integration, Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Filters </li></ul><ul><li>Search results </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe (Podcast RSS) </li></ul><ul><li>NAVIGATION </li></ul><ul><li>Channels </li></ul><ul><li>Filters </li></ul>SEARCH <ul><li>EDITORIAL </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Top podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Technical updates </li></ul><ul><li>Community highlights </li></ul>TAG CLOUD Strategy Consulting explained…
  6. 6. Podcast Page Information is content , people and their perspectives <ul><li>PODCAST DETAILS </li></ul><ul><li>Silverlight playback </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Rating </li></ul><ul><li>Social actions </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>COLLATERALS </li></ul><ul><li>Transcriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Slides </li></ul>COMMENTS <ul><li>PODCASTER DETAILS </li></ul><ul><li>Bio </li></ul><ul><li>Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Contact </li></ul><ul><li>IM integration </li></ul><ul><li>Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Average rating </li></ul>
  7. 7. Podcaster Page Knowledge is connecting with others <ul><li>PODCASTS </li></ul><ul><li>Filters </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe (Podcast RSS) </li></ul><ul><li>PODCASTER DETAILS </li></ul><ul><li>Bio </li></ul><ul><li>Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Presence </li></ul><ul><li>IM Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Average rating </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Points </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul>
  8. 8. Podcasting Kit for SharePoint also known as “Academy Mobile” inside Microsoft <ul><li>2123 podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>3125 accounts (i.e podcasters) </li></ul><ul><li>3753 unique visitors in May 08 </li></ul><ul><li>1800 hits avg a day </li></ul><ul><li>80k+ downloads since July 07. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Podcasting Kit for SharePoint… is FREE* <ul><li>It is an open source set of integrated components and custom User Experience delivering a rich podcasting experience </li></ul><ul><li>It’s FREE, delivered as-is with the source code </li></ul><ul><li>It is not supported by Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>It is supported by the community, customers, partners </li></ul><ul><li>It is available on the Microsoft open-source web site: . Find the list of participating partners at this location as well. </li></ul><ul><li>*Requires Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2007 to run </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other companies and institutions currently trying out PKS <ul><li>3Sharp </li></ul><ul><li>Accenture </li></ul><ul><li>Air Products and Chemicals, Inc </li></ul><ul><li>Boston University </li></ul><ul><li>Bowie State University </li></ul><ul><li>British Telecom </li></ul><ul><li>Cherokee County School District </li></ul><ul><li>Cognizant Technology Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Kentucky Community Technical College System </li></ul><ul><li>Lowe’s Companies </li></ul><ul><li>PICA GmbH </li></ul><ul><li>Polk County School District </li></ul><ul><li>Regione del Veneto </li></ul><ul><li>Solanite Consulting Inc </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto Catholic School District Board </li></ul>
  11. 11. Current list of partners providing support for PKS <ul><li>3Sharp: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As the primary developers of the Podcasting Kit for SharePoint, 3Sharp has very deep insight into how to get to value quickly, both from the kit’s extensive out-of-the-box capabilities and from customizations and additions. 3Sharp company’s objective is to build and implement solutions that help customers get more out of the tools they already know and use, including SharePoint and the Office client applications. Visit them at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accenture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Accenture participated in the PKS pilot program, along with several of their clients. Accenture is leveraging and extending SharePoint and the PKS to offer Web 2.0 based learning and collaboration solutions to clients. In addition to technology implementation, we help clients drive measurable business value by addressing the strategy, people and process components that are necessary to achieve high performance. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nintex: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nintex is a leading innovator of exciting software products that extend Microsoft technology. Nintex is focusing on building software which bridges the gap between what can be delivered by Microsoft today and common functionality requested by customers. This PKS partnership has enabled Nintex to leverage a platform that will add increasing value to customers and partners. Visit them at </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Peter Butler, British Telecom Group Peter Butler is Head of Learning, BT Group and chairs BT’s Learning Council, the purpose of which is to maximise the ability of individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole to grow and transform in pursuit of the company’s strategic goals and objectives. “ British Telecom is very excited to be an early adopter of the PKS. With Accenture’s help, we are launching a pilot project to help 4,500 program and project managers collaborate and share information. We believe these new technologies will be an important enabler to sharing knowledge, experience and ideas across our business units and in helping our employees reach an even higher level of performance.”
  13. 13. Tom Hoglund, Accenture Tom is a Partner in Accenture’s Talent & Organization Performance service line. He focuses on helping employees perform at a higher level through leveraging the tools of knowledge management, employee portals, collaboration and learning. Tom has a global leadership role for Accenture’s practice in these areas. He has 25 years of consulting experience and has led numerous projects that have delivered millions of dollars of benefits to clients and have touched hundreds of thousands of employees. “ Corporate and public sector learning organizations have traditionally only addressed 20% of how employees learn. The PKS, combined with Accenture’s learning and collaboration experience, enables our clients to facilitate and accelerate learning, exactly when and where it is needed, independent of location or device. That’s a huge advantage.”