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Creating an Intranet 500pts

Our corporation has all Microsoft Servers for Domain, DNS, DHCP...etc. We need to create an intranet to have a calendar, to do lists, company news...etc. We dont want to implement Exchange right now, and we arent programmers. Does anyone know of a good program that helps you create your own intranet to do this without having to code????
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Any reason you don't want to do exchange?  It's really meant to do most if not all of what you want.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Basically, any program I can think of would be exchange or exchange like.  And exchange really is pretty easy to implement - the other programs I can think of aren't as easy (Open eXchange)
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savoneCommented:
Exchange is the way to go on this one.
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alimuCommented:
how many users will it have?
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LeviDailyAuthor Commented:
Only 25 Users. Can Exchange Have a basic html page that has youknow pictures of our BBQ and nots to everyone, stuff like that....
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You can assign a home page to just about any exchange folder.

You can also put things in public folders that everyone can access.

Remember, the only person out there who can create a package for you that's perfect is you.  Everyone else builds for the masses.  As a result, unless you have the time and resources to build something yourself, you're stuck with what's out there.  And exchange is, from what you've described, the best fit for your needs.
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alimuCommented:
cheaper option than exchange is Sharepoint services - simple to setup and manage, calendars, tasks, document libraries, etc etc... management via a set of web-based management tools.  Not an enterprise solution but for a small user base like yours it'd be fine. Back end can be MSDE or SQL if you expect high load.

If you're using windows 2003, it's called Sharepoint Services, is free and you can get the install including sp1 here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/sharepoint/wss.mspx

If you're using windows 2000, it's called Sharepoint Team Services, you just need IIS installed and a copy of frontpage 2002 for the server (along with licenses for anyone who wants to do layout customisation - the average user / contributer won't need one of these). http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/teamservices/evaluation/faq/default.asp for a heap of info on it.   You are prohibited from commercially hosting this product, but I'm pretty sure an internal team site is what it's designed for.

hope this helps you out, any questions, let me know.
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alimuCommented:
Hi LeviDaily - has one of us provided you with an answer or does this not suit your requirements?
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LeviDailyAuthor Commented:
I apologize, I forgot
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