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Building a new corporate/company intranet

Posted on 2013-05-18
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I have been given the task of mapping out / creating a new company Intranet for our company which has just merged/expanded with two other companies in other cities.

I am thinking I would like to use SharePoint for this, but don't know too much about it- and we don't have it.. but that isn't a problem, we could get it.  

I am thinking SharePoint because it seems (at least through my initial glances around google) to be suited for this without the need to have any indepth web development experience.  I know SharePoint has a learning curve, but I could take a course in SharePoint.  I also like the fact that it integrates well with Office.  We have heavy use of Office 2010 throughout the company.

Any advice as I start out on this?

I really need to do well on this as I have a new boss.. so I don't care how much time I need to put it.

  Thanks!
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without the need to have any indepth web development experience.

Good luck with that.  It does not matter what tools you use.  Unless you spend some time learning the basics of the web building blocks (HTML, CSS, javascript) then you will und up with bloated unreliable junk.  There is absolutely no worse technical quality produced by anything that come close to the absolute putrid garbage that come out of Office components.

Before you decide on which lame Microsoft tools to use learn enough basics to understand why the majority of professional web developers use open source and avoid M$ whenever possible.

If you are working for a M$ zombie company then you might be forced to use the M$ junk, but don't expect much unless you are willing to invest some time learning, basics, not just how to use a toolset.

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Gee, thanks for the 'help'
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I really need to do well on this as I have a new boss.. so I don't care how much time I need to put it.

Indicates that you are willing to put a lot of effort into doing a good job.

If I misread that then let me rephrase the response.

Gee Great... should be no problem.  Anyone can build a quality site without knowing much as long as they have a tool to do the work.

My name won't be on the new site, so it make no difference how well it works.  However you posted asking for help and that is what I have been providing on this site for a long time. I don't tell people what they want to hear; I tell them what the need to hear.



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