Microsoft Live Services plug-in for Moodle!

Exciting times for Moodle users that also are considering Live@edu!

Today, the Education Products Group (EdPG) announced the availability of the Microsoft Live Services Plug-in for Moodle at the Open Source Conference 2009 (OSCON). The Plug-in is a free downloadable solution that provides integrated access to Live@edu services such as email, calendar, instant messaging and search directly within the Moodle user experience for the classroom, and allows easy access to such services with one simple sign-on. This means students, teachers and faculty can quickly communicate, collaborate and conduct research from directly inside the Moodle learning management system. 

To help Live@EDU customers gain access to and understand this functionality, Microsoft is releasing the full source and accompanying documentation to the plug-in. The team believes this will be useful to Live@EDU customers who use or are considering using Moodle; they are also hoping schools using Moodle will consider signing up for Live@EDU services now that the Plug-in integrates some of them (e.g. Outlook Live and Windows Live Messenger) directly into the Moodle environment. 

The Microsoft Live Services Plug-In for Moodle is available at the Education Labs website (www.educationlabs.com) which also launched today. This is a new site where the Education Products Group will post some of their latest projects and ideas to get early community involvement and feedback, and where early adopters can go to learn about our latest research in the education vertical segment  The Live Services Plug in for Moodle is the first code released on Education Labs site.

Download, FAQ and Developer Guide: http://www.educationlabs.com/projects/moodleproduct/Pages/default.aspx

Michael Golden blog post announcement here.

Port 25 Microsoft Open Source Community blog post here.

Channel 9 demo video here.

Channel 9 video on the Education Labs group here.

Jonnu

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4 Responses to Microsoft Live Services plug-in for Moodle!

  1. Mike says:

    Jonny…How does one make an Impersonation Account needed for the Moodle/Live @ EDU Block?I have tried the following code in PowerShell but I get an error. Please help… ———————–Code————————–New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Name MoodleIntergration -Role ApplicationImpersonation -User moodle@mydomain.com ———————–ERROR——————–Invoke-Command : You don\’t have access to create, change or remove the "bchs.net\\​MoodleIntergration management role assignment. You must have enabled a delegating role assignment to the management role or its parent in the hierarchy without a scope restriction.

  2. US LiveAtedu says:

    Hi Mike,Don\’t know… :(Ask the same question here: http://www.educationlabs.com/projects/moodleproduct/Pages/default.aspx

  3. Dan says:

    Is there a similar plugin for adding live@edu to sharepoint?

  4. US LiveAtedu says:

    @DanThe next version of MOSS will support LiveID authentication.The best we can do today is point you towards http://codeplex.com/cks. There is a LiveID component in there that you can download. We also have a sample MOSS app you can get in the new ISV JumpStart kit.

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