Vedant Kulshreshtha

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Enterprise approach to Web 2.0 in Government

Enterprise approach to Web 2.0 in Government

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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!!

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