Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (CodePlex)
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. It delivers an integrated experience with a wide variety of devices including PC, Zune, Windows Mobile phones and other podcast capable devices.
What Can You Do With Podcasting Kit for SharePoint?:
- Listen and watch audio/video podcasts, anywhere on your PC or mobile device (Zune, SmartPhone, or any podcasting device)
- Share content by producing your own audio/video podcasts and publish them on PKS on your own.
- Connect and engage with podcasters via your integrated instant messaging program
- Find the most relevant content using the five star rating system, tag cloud, search engine and provide your feedback via comments.
- Get automatic podcast updates by subscribing to RSS feeds fully compatible with Zune and other podcasting devices
- Simple RSS feed based on a defined podcast series
- Simple RSS feed based on a person
- Dynamic RSS feed based on search results (will be implemented later in 2009)
- Play podcasts in real-time using Microsoft® Silverlight™ and progressive playback
- 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
- Access the richness of SharePoint to extend the solution: workflows, community sub-sites, access rights, editorial and more
- Customize your own PKS User Experience
From the PKS Team:
If you or your organizations are interested in podcasting, have SharePoint Server 2007 deployed and about to develop your own podcasting solution then look no further. PKS will save you time, reduce your risk of developing a solution ground-up, and of course will save you money. Moreover, you will find on codeplex a vibrant community of people, organizations and partners who are available to help you, and share with you their own experiences. We strongly recommend that you work with an integration partner for the deployment and maintenance of your own PKS environment. PKS is not a traditional Microsoft Product in a sense that it is distributed with its source code, using the Public License license and free of charge (if you already own SharePoint Server 2007). It is not supported by Microsoft, and we recommend that you ask your integration partner for such a support. Since the PKS's code is distributed any partner who understands development for SharePoint 2007 will be able to deliver this support for you.
Award: 2008 Training TIA Awards: Knowledge Management Project of the Year: Academy Mobile/Podcasting Kit for SharePoint
Why didn't I Think of This...
I help bring this into a very large, global organization to help work with media files and training within SharePoint. This was the best solution around. it's free and had great ability to to tweak as I could get access to the source code. I will use this and recommend it again for sure.
Great community behind it
Great Business Solution
I highly recommend this solution to all customer who are looking for a "YouTube for the Enterprise" solution.
An excellent, well thought-through solution
The term "podcasting" is a little misleading as the Podcasting Kit goes well beyond what one would expect from a podcasting solution. While PKS obviously does accommodate podcasting it allows you to turn it into a proper social/professional network tool with users being able to publish new recordings, view recording by published, category etc, rate them etc.
PKS can easily be used for example as an interactive knowledge management system within a company, a training system etc.
Flexible, customizable solution
Not production-ready (currently in Beta version)