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is there any job portal site which is hosted on Sharepoint07/ 2010 or how is idea to develop job portal site in SP?

what will be cost involved...can someone explain has done similar task earlier ?
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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Hello,

This is a bit like asking "how long is a piece of string?"

You will need to host SharePoint in a server envirionment, for 2010 you need 64 bit Windows Server 2008.
You can install the free SharePoint Foundation (WSS for 2007) or you can go for the licensed SharePoint Server (or MOSS for 2007). The costs depend on what kind of license you want. The license type depends on what kind of functionality you need. Obviously, the licensed packages have more features, bells and whistles.

You will need server hardware to balance the load, how many depends on how much load, the architecture, and, and, and....

You will need people who maintain the farm and the infrastructure on an ongoing basis.

That will get you the platform. And mind you: SharePoint is just a platform.

Then on to development. There are lots of things you can do with the out of the box functionality, but someone has to do them. You can also create custom functionality with Visual Studio, but somebody has to do that.

So, you're looking at a lot of up-front work unless you have SharePoint already installed.

The application development cost will roughly be the same as for any other platform. Design, development, testing, deployment, training.  If you don't have SharePoint experience, double that budget.

cheers, teylyn
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Hi teylyn,
This is very informative ...great stuff you have provided in details...thanks.
 Idea of this project is very nice one of friend is looking to start his new business in to Job portal...he was also checking how SharePoint is feasible.
I have again some questions ...

how will be it good if started services from SharePoint hosting provider? again there will be cost involved?
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Looking at your profile and seeing that you have a Master in SharePoint, you should probably be able to answer this yourself.

Of course there will be costs involved if you run a site that is hosted. SharePoint or not. Any kind of hosting will cost money. How much will very much depend on the service you require and the level of expertise the hosting company can provide.

I'm not quite sure what the question is. "Should I create my brilliant new business idea with SharePoint?" Maybe. Maybe not.

In general, the approach "I have a hammer, now everything looks like a nail to me" is wrong.

If you have a business idea for a job portal site, you should first get your head around what kind of service you want to provide to the customer, what features the site should deliver, what the customer should or should not be able to do/see/kick off. So, define the functional requirements first.

After that, start looking at several different systems that can provide the functionality you need. Then choose one. Maybe it will be SharePoint. Maybe not. Probably not. SharePoint is a platform for collaboration, document sharing etc, within a set group, like a company. SharePoint is also a platform to host public facing web sites. In general, SharePoint is not very good with transactional stuff. A job portal (as I understand it) includes a lot of transactional stuff. Maybe your job portal has a strong workflow element. That might be a strong point for SharePoint. Maybe your job portal requires some kind of shopping cart functionality for customers to pay for the service. that will be a very weak point for SharePoint.

There is no easy, simple yes/no answer to this question.

You need to do some groundwork first, before you even consider a platform.

cheers, teylyn

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Thanks teylyn.

I am in to SharePoint only but was expecting wast view on that idea and you have given on it.

cheers.
Sandip
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