SchoolNet and Microsoft Team to Offer Definitive K12 Education Portal for School Districts


Leading provider in School Performance Management extends capabilities with Microsoft's MOSS technology, enabling more than 2 million constituents to create customized district portals

NEW YORK, June 25 - SchoolNet, Inc., the nation's leader in performance management software for public school districts, today announced that it has embraced Microsoft's Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) technology for its award-winning K12 enterprise solution.

SchoolNet's School Performance Management solutions delivers curriculum, assessment, and performance reports to teachers, principals, and administrators through role-based dashboards, providing key performance indicators to each user based on their preferences and positions.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server capabilities that supports intranet, extranet, and Web applications across an enterprise within one integrated platform, instead of relying on separate fragmented systems. MOSS offers IT professionals and developers with the platform and tools they need for server administration, application extensibility, and interoperability.

"SchoolNet's product suite already leverages powerful Microsoft technologies including SQL, .NET2, and Analysis Services," said Charles Peck, SVP of Product Development for SchoolNet. "Microsoft's groundbreaking MOSS technology will allow SchoolNet to offer more customization for existing and future District clients. Now, our customers can tie together SchoolNet's robust product suite alongside numerous 3rd party and district created applications."

"Educational technology does not depend solely on the specifics of a particular solution or software. It is about creating quality experiences that improve and inspire learning," said Anthony Salcito, Microsoft general manager of U.S. Education. "By committing to the Microsoft platform and SharePoint, SchoolNet is offering critical tools that are easy to use, access and manage and that will allow school districts to analyze data, develop instructional strategies and measure the impact in real-time on superintendents, principals, students and families."

"Our joint development efforts with Microsoft on this important integration represent a significant step in our partnership," said Jonathan D. Harber, CEO of SchoolNet. "This development will offer our customers the definitive K12 education portal."

SchoolNet's School Performance Management system is a premier example of Microsoft's vision for a Learning Gateway - an end-to-end technology framework that integrates components and services from multiple vendors, including community sources, to help educational institutions meet e-learning, collaboration and communication objectives and improve teaching and learning outcomes.

About SchoolNet, Inc.

SchoolNet Inc. is the leader in K12 enterprise solutions helping school systems to improve efficiency and increase achievement. SchoolNet's School Performance Management systems are built upon an open, scalable platform that provides users with the data, reports, tools, and content to develop talent, individualize instruction, and ensure school improvement. SchoolNet's solutions are used successfully by some of the nation's largest school districts including Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. SchoolNet won the 2007 Codie Award for Best K-12 Enterprise Solution and is recognized by both Inc. Magazine's Top 500 List and Deloitte's Fast 50 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country. For more information, please visit http://www.schoolnet.com/

About Microsoft Corporation

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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