My colleague, Sarah Barnard, is running a SharePoint day on 25th June which will give you an opportunity to find out how you can help to integrate your different IT systems with SharePoint - bringing together your data from your MIS, VLE and e-portfolio etc onto a single webpage so that your students, teachers and parents can have access to all of the data that you want to share with them, from within and outside of school.
The final list of companies presenting has just been fixed, and I would be willing to bet that at least one of the IT systems in your school comes from one of these companies:
Akhter, Arc Software, Business and Decision, Capita, Clarity Integration, Digilink, Etech, Fortiumtech, Includer, ITG Solutions, It’s Learning, K2, LP Plus (formerly EMPC), Mapalytics, Morse, Winvision
They'll be showing examples of Search, MIS, ePortfolio, VLE and Library Management applications on SharePoint. The event will focus on ‘show’ rather than ‘tell’, and there's plenty of chance to talk to people in more detail - either from the software partners or from Microsoft. Oh, and it's free!
It's on the 25th June, at the Thames Valley Microsoft Campus in Reading. To register call the booking desk on on 0870 166 6680, and quote the event reference number, (big breath) 1032338563, or register online