Daily Blog Post 05/02/2008

  • he Learning Content Development System (LCDS) is a tool that enables you to create high quality, interactive, online courses. Virtually anyone can publish e-learning courses by completing the easy-to-use LCDS forms that seamlessly generate highly customized content, interactivities, quizzes, games, and assessments—as well as Silverlight-based animations, demos, and other multimedia. Register to download the free LCDS release, then start creating your own e-learning courses today!

    • Register to download the free LCDS tool
    What does the LCDS offer?

    With the LCDS, you can:

    • Develop and deliver content quickly, while it is timely and relevant.
    • Distribute your content via the Web or in a learning management system.
    • Deliver Web content that conforms to Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) 1.2, and which can be hosted in a learning management system.
    • Upload or attach your existing content. (LCDS supports multiple file formats.)
    • Choose from a wide variety of forms for authoring rich e-learning content.

    tags: elearning, software, microsoft, freeware

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  • It’s with great excitement that I get to be the first to announce the initial release of the Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit! Since shipping SharePoint back in November of 2006 we’ve been listening to your feedback and requests for more tools to help you run our product. We’ve been listening and our team is deeply committed to supporting you and our in market products. One of our approaches to better support you is to provide a regular release of additional tools in the new SharePoint Administration Toolkit. This tool pack is oriented towards helping SharePoint administrators with complex or demanding tasks—and we will have updated releases several times each year. Each release of this kit will include new or improved functionality to make managing SharePoint easier and less time consuming. The tools on the top of our list are aimed at the issues that you, our customers, have brought up through Products Support—but this effort won’t stop there! If there’s something you need to keep your SharePoint deployments running on a daily basis, I want to hear about it! Use the comments below to give us ideas or any other feedback.

    Now, shifting focus on to this version of the SharePoint Administration Toolkit—this first release contains two very useful tools which are both supported on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

    The first tool, called „Batch Site Manager“, adds new functionality through Central Administration. From the new „Move, Lock, and Delete Site Collections“ page on Applications Management you can schedule bulk operations against site collections in the farm—including moving site collections between content databases! This is my favorite feature as it is completely new functionality for SharePoint and definitely helps manage deployments simply from the UI rather than requiring administrators to write or use scripts. The development of this feature was quite involved, and is a topic which I intend to blog about in full in the near

    tags: sharepoint, administration, toolkit, software, microsoft, blogarticle

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