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Peel District School Board capitalizes on KWizCom's Calendar Plus capabilities

01-28-2009 03:12 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Peel District School Board capitalizes on KWizCom's Calendar

Toronto, Canada – January 28, 2009 - The Peel District School Board, Canada's second largest and one of North America's fastest growing public school systems recently acquired KWizCom's Calendar Plus web component for SharePoint and is already seeing the benefits.

"Less than a week after downloading and installing the trial version, the choice was simple: Buy it." says Neal Larsen, Manager, Classroom Technology for the Peel District School Board.

KWizCom's SharePoint Calendar Plus is a flexible, user friendly; add on for out of the box SharePoint. Calendar Plus connects to any number of SharePoint lists, of any type on any location and displays one consolidated view of all aggregated events. Calendar Plus can also retrieve data from Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA) and display each user's meetings/events on the same aggregated calendar view.

Recently Peel representatives reported that they are now using KWizCom's web component to show merged calendars on School broadcast pages including School Events, Rotary Calendar and Holidays. They utilize Calendar Plus to show merged calendars on Team sites. KWizCom's user friendly functionality enables a clear view of the schedule - each team member has their own calendar, with a different colour. In addition Peel also takes advantage of KWizCom's Calendar Plus aggregation capabilities to show merged calendars on Personal Sites - OWA calendar, School calendar, MyClass calendar.

KWizCom's VP Sales and Marketing Nimrod Geva reveals: "We are happy to see that the Peel District School Board is utilizing our SharePoint add on. We believe that education is one of the most important things that there is and certainly is the most powerful tool for change. We are delighted to have the opportunity to support schools in bringing the very best to their students and making work-flow simpler for school employees".

Neal Larsen, Manager of Classroom Technology for the Peel District School Board explains: "The KWizCom calendar was instrumental in meeting our requirement of merging multiple SharePoint lists into a single, simple to use, user friendly calendar, and allowed our limited development resources to focus on other pertinent aspects of our project."

The Peel School Board has more plans for Calendar Plus in the future. They will utilize Calendar Plus in Teacher homework sites (MyClass sites) to show the School Rotary calendar, enable display in Calendar view instead of current List view, use in school web sites to merge Board events with School events and more.

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About the Peel District School Board
The Peel District School Board is Canada's second largest and one of North America's fastest growing public school systems. It serves the 1,254 square kilometres (125,419 hectares) of Peel Region. With over 150,000 students, 235 schools, over 16,000 employees, a budget of over 1.2 billion dollars and an annual growth rate of approximately 3,000 students, the Peel board is one of the most significant and successful organizations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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KWizCom's SharePoint add-ons are available for free trial at http://www.kwizcom.com/

Corporate Profile
KWizCom is a leading developer of software components that enable Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics CRM customers to maximize productivity and minimize development risk. Our solutions and service allow IT professionals and information workers to fully realize the potential of a world-class infrastructure.

KWizCom, a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner, is a global company with headquarters in Toronto, Canada. The company is dedicated to developing innovative solutions, building beneficial partnerships and offering exceptional services.

Products
KWizCom offers a complete range of innovative add-ons for IT integrators to rapidly deploy winning SharePoint and Dynamics CRM solutions for a wide range of customers.

KWizCom add-ons expand existing out-of-the-box Microsoft capabilities and are easily deployed with a minimal investment of resources. KWizCom add-ons need no customization and are multi-lingual by design so that all interface elements can be translated to any target language for global business demands.
Our product portfolio is comprised of a varied range of add-ons, web parts and bundled toolkits that leverage information across an organization and include solutions for:

Document management
Collaboration
Electronic forms
Website publishing
Web 2.0 (blogs, wikis)
Enterprise search
Networking
Reporting

Media contact:
Forest Rain Marcia, Marcom Manager: forest@kwizcom.com
KWizCom - 148 Castle Rock Dr. Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 5K5, Canada
+1-905-370-0333

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