The September release of the Podcasting Kit for SharePoint is available for download here. As a Codeplex project it provides a great place to start building out your own Media Knowledge portal that is tailored to your organizational needs. There are many fine Microsoft partners who are already ramped up on the solution and prepared to deliver it and extend and customize it to meet your corporate needs so please contact your local Microsoft resources to find out the best course of action in implementing it.
So just what can you do with the Podcasting Kit for SharePoint? Check this out from the homepage:
“What Can You Do With Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (PKS)?:
Now that you know what it does, why would you use it?
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. We have listed several partners that we know, but you could just ask your local partner or IT department to help you out. 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.
Below I am including the latest release notes, fixes and additional features as well as planned future inclusions. There is also a note about the Podcast libraries I am including that is important to take note of if you are looking to try and go this alone.
The September Beta is Here! (and in September) download it via the release tab.
What’s in this release:
What we could not get in time and is in the queue for our future releases:
Thanks for your support in PKS and Happy Podcasting!
** Just wanted to also note that this release of the PKS still does not easily support having podcast libraries in sub-sites. We are working on some of the deployment issues for future releases, however the recommendation at this time is to deploy at the root of the web application. There are some manual steps you can try in order to activate the PKS on sub-sites if it is critical.
1. Your subsite should be created using the Publishing site template
2. You will need to create a list called PKS Left Navigation Items using the PKS Left Navigation Items list template
3. You will need to manually recreate all of the pages from the Pages document library in the root site for PKS by manually creating the pages and exporting then importing the web parts
4. You will need to make a few changes in the XSL for the grid view in order to point to the correct podcast and podcaster detail pages
5. You will need to update all of the grid view web content query web parts to point to your new XSL