Monday, 12 May 2008

Developing Successful Communities Online - Part 6 - Architecture

Based on some previous work I've done for a global technology firm here's a technical architecture that would probably allow you to do most of what I've suggested either out of the box or through some customisation - yes our solution was Microsoft based, and since I'm not very technical I can only share advice I was given. Feel free to suggest better options!

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS)2007 – search, profiles, platform framework, content management

  • Office SharePoint Designer 2007 - Design development tool for layout and customisation

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System - In depth development tool for creating new webparts

  • Microsoft Live Communication Server - Corporate IM and presence information

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