In preparation for Qatar’s anticipated National Day celebrations on the 18th of
December and in line with the historic achievement by Qatar in winning the 2022
World Cup bid, the State National Day Celebration Organizing Committee, Microsoft
Gulf and LINK Development, the foremost IT solutions provider in the region, today
announced the development of a spectacular
Qatar National Day portal based on the latest Microsoft SharePoint 2010
technology. This announcement was made at the
Middle East SharePoint conference which started today in Doha, sponsored
by LINK Development. The government related portal aims to engage the community
in the events and activities taking place on Qatar’s National Day.
“We are pleased to announce the development of the
Qatar National Day Portal on Microsoft SharePoint 2010. In line with our
objective of utilising state-of-the-art technology, we decided to go ahead with
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 as it is the business collaboration platform of choice
for the enterprise and the Internet. We aim to provide our visitors with relevant,
up to date, and easily accessible information through this advanced portal,” said
a spokesperson from the State National Day Celebration Organizing Committee.
The core of the portal is the events module, aiming to highlight National Day celebrations.
The site is all integrated with a multiple views calendar, a list of activities
and details, along with content and media relevant to the events.
According to Mohammed Hammoudi, Country Manager, Microsoft Qatar. “We are very pleased
at having the Qatar National
Day website hosted on the latest technology through our Microsoft SharePoint
2010 solution based on the Microsoft Hyper-V platform. SharePoint 2010 will greatly
enhance the user experience of visitors to the portal. The advanced features will
provide visitors with user-friendly interfaces, interactivity, online collaboration
and easy access to all information and content, allowing for a smart and efficient
way to search and navigate the website.
He added, “From a business collaboration standpoint, SharePoint 2010 delivers the
best productivity experience by letting people work together in ways that are most
effective for them. It also helps customers rapidly respond to business needs with
dynamic and easily deployed solutions.”
The Qatar National Day website
carries the latest information and news about National Day as it was designed to
provide Qatar’s nationals and visitors alike with a 360 degree view of the events
as well as engagement and interaction across social media,” says Irini Raafat, Managing
Director of LINK Development.
The site offers social network integration features, visitors to the website are
able to log in with their Facebook account, minimizing time spent registering on
the portal. Additionally, they can share and post pages from the portal on their
Facebook or Twitter accounts. The website is also fully integrated with YouTube
and Flickr enabling visitors to fetch the updated real time photos and videos through
the Qatar National Day
YouTube and Flickr channels.