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Aligning Business And

Information Technology (IEB
40303)

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
School District Improves Education by Linking
Teachers, Students, Parents Online

Presented by:
Siti Syazwani bte
Harun(52251108142)
Contents
1. Introduction
2. Business Situation
3. Solution
4. Benefits
5. Technology used:
1) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
2) Microsoft Biztalk Server 2006
3) Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003
4) Microsoft SQL Server 2005
5) Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
6. Conclusion
Introduction

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
• The fourth-largest public school district in the
United States
• It needed a consistent way to deliver
information to more than 1 million students,
parents, teachers, and administrators.
• The District is managed the School Board of Miami-Dade
County, which appoints a Superintendent to head the
administrative portions of the district. The current
Superintendent is Alberto Carvalho, since September 12,
2008
• Miami-Dade County Public Schools built a Web-
based portal to give all these constituents a
single point of access for relevant information,
services, and applications.
• The district has improved learning potential
for children, enhanced parents’ ability to
participate in the education of their children, and
improved the effectiveness and productivity
of teachers and school administrators.
Business Situation

• M-DCPS needed to provide more
than 1 million people (teachers,
parents, staff, and students) with
improved access to multiple
information systems and
applications used to educate Miami-
Dade children.
Solution
• The school district built an enterprise Web-based
portal that provides students, parents, teachers,
and administrators with a single point of access
to district technology resources.
From any Internet Parents can view :
connection, students - their child’s class list
can view : - grades,
- their class list, - assignments,
-grades, - school bus
-stored documents, information,
-school announcements - state graduation
and events, requirements.
-and a district calendar.
Teachers can view: Principals can see :
- their personal information; - personal information and
- e-mail messages and calendar; documents,
- stored files; - calendars,
- class lists; - weekly district briefings,
- a roster of students in each class; - reports from key district systems,
- detailed data from the Student - and links to other relevant
Information System  resources.
Benefits

1. Improved access to information
2. Enhanced productivity and decision-
making
3. Improved collaboration
4. Rapid time-to-benefit, at reduced
cost
1. Improved access to
information
• Students can now monitor their
own grades and access a wealth
of educational resources ranging
from instructional content to the
district library system.
• School administrators can easily
access the forms, tools, and
reports that they need to keep
everything running smoothly, to
optimize their use of resources, and
quickly identify any issues that need
their attention.
2. Enhanced productivity
and decision-making
• Consolidated access to information is improving productivity for
the district’s teachers, helping them to more easily access and
make use of student data.
• Lauren Graper First Grade Teacher at Miami Heights Elementary
School says:

“I have everything that I need in one place, eliminating the
need to switch between different systems as I work,
” I can read and answer e-mail from parents, prepare a
lesson, enter grades, or get ready for a parent meeting
without ever having to leave the portal. I have only a
few hours in the early morning and late afternoon when
students aren’t in class, so the half-hour or so that the
portal saves me each day is a huge benefit.”
3. Improved collaboration
• The district is improving student achievement by using
the portal to facilitate collaboration among parents,
students, and teachers, including both the provisioning
of student assignments and the dissemination of
performance data.
• Teachers and students can use digital workspaces to
share files, parents can view their children’s
homework assignments, and district staff can share
documents and prepare for meetings.
• People will soon be able to use the portal’s built-in
workflow capabilities to work together more effectively
by automating the routing and approval of forms and
documents. 
4. Rapid time-to-benefit, at
reduced cost
• “Everyone is very pleased with
how fast things came together,
and a lot of that is due to the
extensive prebuilt functionality
provided by Microsoft software,”
Karcher says.
• The district’s decision to use
Microsoft software also is
providing significant cost
benefits.
• “Not only are we delivering a
solution that will serve more than
a million potential users at a far
lower cost than what many other
districts have done, but we’re
also doing it with minimal risk,”
Technology M-DCPS use:
Software and Services:
1) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
2) Microsoft Biztalk Server 2006
3) Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003
4) Microsoft SQL Server 2005
5) Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
1) Microsoft Windows Server 2003
R2

What is Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2?

• Windows Server 2003 R2, an update of
Windows Server 2003, was released to
manufacturing on 6 December 2005. It is
distributed on two CDs, with one CD being the
Windows Server 2003 SP1 CD.
• The other CD adds many optionally installable
features for Windows Server 2003. The R2
update was released for all x86 and x64
versions, but only Enterprise Edition for Itanium.
FEATURES
Branch Office Server Management
• Centralized management tools for file and printers
• Enhanced Distributed File System (DFS) namespace
management interface
• More efficient WAN data replication with Remote Differential
Compression.
Identity and Access Management
• Extranet Single Sign-On and identity federation
• Centralized administration of extranet application access
Storage Management
• File Server Resource Manager (storage utilization reporting)
• Enhanced quota management
• File screening limits files types allowed
2) Microsoft Biztalk Server 2006

What is Microsoft BizTalk Server?

• Often referred to as simply "BizTalk", is a business
process management (BPM) server. Through the use of
"adapters" which are tailored to communicate with
different software systems used in a large enterprise, it
enables companies to automate and integrate business
processes.
• Offered by Microsoft, it provides the following functions:
Business Process Automation, Business Process
Modeling, Business-to-business Communication,
Enterprise Application Integration and Message broker.
Versions for Windows

BizTalk Server 2000
BizTalk Server 2006 R2 BizTalk Server
(First version to utilize the
new Windows 2009
Communication Foundation
(First version to work
via native adapter - (Release
with Visual Studio 2008)
date October 2 2007)
Features
The use of adapters to simplify integration to Line of Business Applications e.g. Siebel, Oracle, Microsoft
• Dynamics Databases (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, DB2) and other Technologies (Tibco, J2EE, etc)

Siebel Oracle Microsoft
Dynamics
Siebel Oracle Microsoft
Dynamics
3)Microsoft Identity Integration Server
(2003)
What is Microsoft Identity Integration Server ?

• Is an identity management (IdM) product offered by
Microsoft. It is a service that aggregates identity-
related information from multiple data-sources.
• The goal of MIIS is to provide organizations with a
unified view of a user's/resources identity across the
heterogeneous enterprise and provide methods to
automate routine tasks.
Zoomit Via (pre 1999)
Versions Microsoft Identity Lifecycle
Manager Server 2007 ILM (Current)

Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003
Microsoft Forefront Identity
Feature Pack [IIFP] (Current) Manager 2010 FIM [CR0]
[April 2009]
4) Microsoft SQL Server 2005

What is Microsoft SQL Server ?

• SQL Server 2005 (codenamed Yukon), released
in October 2005, is the successor to SQL Server
2000. It included native support for managing
XML data, in addition to relational data
Version
5)Microsoft Office SharePoint
Server 2007

• Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS),
Windows SharePoint Services (WSS).
• MOSS builds on WSS by adding both core features
as well as end user web parts to it.
• Its main strength is enabling an organization’s
information to be organized and aggregated in one
central, web-based application and provide a
taxonomy for corporate data.
Architecture
• The architecture is composed of
Web Server front ends running
the WSS application with MOSS
plugging-in functionality where
required, generally a search
service which crawls the data
store creating an index, a
number of other services, and
the database back-end, a
standard enterprise architecture.
• As such it can be built out by
load balancing more web servers
on the front end and building
larger clusters of SQL Server on
the back-end.
Conclusion
• Technology helps society to improve
their life.
• With the technology, Miami-Dade
County Public school has solve their
problem and enhance the
productivity of the student, parents,
teachers, administration and
community.