In the spirit of talking about the cool projects I've been working on as mentioned in a previous post I want to bring your attention to two new MOSS-powered websites that just launched, right at the eve of this year's Live Earth event (that's currently happening as I write this).  The customer's name is Conservation International and they've just re-launched their public internet web properties on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.  Today, marks the official day of Live Earth, a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Live Earth will reach this worldwide audience through an unprecedented global media architecture covering all media platforms - TV, radio, Internet and wireless channels.

MSN is one of the sponsors of Live Earth and has launched an official website in support of the event.  Conservation International serves as one of the major content providers for MSN's Live Earth website.  I've been working with this customer in migrating their existing web infrastructure, which was previously powered by two 3rd party content management solutions to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.  Working under a tight deadlines, we were able to successfully migrate their existing sites over to the SharePoint platform and this is a true testament of the power and flexibity SharePoint Server 2007 provides for establishing a robust internet web presence.  Also in the wake of the migration to SharePoint, we also found time to build a "real world" application, a web-based carbon calculator, using Microsoft Silverlight v1.1 and Microsoft Virtual Earth which is a true demonstration of the power and flexibility of the Silverlight platform in delivering compelling Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). 

In future posts, I'll go into more detail into how we built these websites, but in the mean time, hop on over to http://www.conservation.org/ and http://www.biodiversityhotspots.org/ and check out MOSS in action!  If you want to see the really slick Silverlight carbon calculator, hop on over to here

Enjoy!
- Lamont