Building an intranet
I'm looking into for a task I'm mosting likely to be doing at the workplace on the side ...
I benefit a tiny health center and also we lately updated all the internet browsers inside our intranet to IE8 (Goodbye 6 :). We have a tiny, out-of-date intranet constructed by a person that isn't an internet developer ... useful adequate, yet frustrating to keep and also actually thin.
What I'm intending to do ... is make use of an excellent structure. I'm seeking pointers ...
I'm seeking something Windows IIS based.
I would certainly enjoy home windows verification - with the capacity to pass on below - areas of the internet site to supervisors. Now it is my work to add/update/delete anything from the website ... I would certainly such as something not made complex that can be passed on to non - technological individuals.
Like ... the Cafeteria Manager need to have the ability to upgrade the food selection without placing a ticket right into me. She would certainly log right into her computer system, open the intranet (which would certainly utilize her home windows log - on recognize her) and also have raised advantages to modify her area of the intranet.
If I need to "expand" an excellent structure to get Windows Authentication, I'll do it ... yet I would certainly favor it to be baked in.
What are some excellent structures, devices and also areas to start? While this isn't a "Huge" task ... it is mosting likely to be larger than the standard things I've done prior to and also I would certainly such as an excellent area to start.
I would certainly recommend you have a look at Atlassian Confluence wiki, many establishments utilize it as their inner internet site and also knowledgebase. And also the windows verification is constructed - in regarding I recognize.
It could also be free for health centers, yet also if not - it is fairly economical to acquire.
Drupal is a wonderful alternative. Several originating from a Windows history will possibly recommend SharePoint, which might be an excellent alternative, yet I've described reasons that I, specifically, advise versus it below: http://archstldev.com/node/545
I'm constructing out an Intranet on Drupal now, and also there are some excellent history products on making use of Drupal for an Intranet below on the very same website, node 374 (sorry, can not upload greater than one link yet).
Drupal is LDAP assimilation component is really valuable for confirming versus a Windows Active Directory web server (that is what I'm making use of).
The Organic Groups component for Drupal would certainly allow you specify (or perhaps allow your customers specify) various 'teams' on the website which would certainly be entirely taken care of by those customers. You can appear and also make adjustments if you desire, yet customers can create and also handle their very own web content rather conveniently.
Open Atrium is an objective - constructed packaged Intranet system improved Drupal, as is Drupal Commons (google those names for links, as I can just upload one link in this blog post :).
It seems like what you require is a Content Management System (CMS). DotNetNuke is one of the most preferred CMS that runs natively on IIS. If you agree to install PHP on your IIS box after that you can additionally consider PHP CMS resembles Joomla and also Drupal.
If you desire a Windows IIS based Intranet, I recommend either among the adhering to web content monitoring systems:
- DotNetNuke (Community variation is readily available)
- Microsoft Sharepoint
Both of these can link right into your Windows Active Directory, and also give respectable control over every facet of the website (consisting of granular security, so you permit that snack bar girl to modify her food selection).