Required suggestion for developing knowledge portal RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am trying to create an Knowledge portal for my project.
    Right know we are having so many Pdf's present in a specified
    location.we are coming up with an application which needs to behave as
    like as MSDN. Especially if a search happens then all the files which
    has that search string needs to be displayed .
     Could anyone suggest me on what approach i can follow to implement
    the same.i.e Is there any API/tools/commands available to do the
    operation which i mentioned above or Microsoft already offers any API
    to implement custom application similar to MSDN.

    Friday, November 20, 2009 4:59 AM

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  • Hi Santhana,

    The best tool from MS on this is MOSS 2007. This has excellent collobration capabilites which are needed for any KM portal.
    Features like
    Discussion forums
    Document management

    All these are out of the box and can be implemented easily and has great productivity benefits as well.

    Custom buliding this app will be huge effort without MOSS

    Let me know if you need any specific details.


    Mark as answer if this helps
    Thanks and Regards Azhar Amir
    • Proposed as answer by Azhar_Amir Saturday, November 21, 2009 7:14 AM
    Friday, November 20, 2009 5:13 AM
  • Hi Krishnan,

    We have implemented Knowledge management portal for my companies using MOSS.
    You have first to identify and segragate the department based on their information and security needs.
    Based on that, you will have to seperate site collections and intranet zones.
    NOw based on user roles, you would also have to create AD groups.
    Then you have to create information architecture for your organisation in which you will identify taxonomy  for classifying documents/discussions/etc.
    Now you could set up communities,forum etc and user can discuss and map them with identified taxonomy for better searchability.

    This was you could set up Knowledge management easliy, though you might required some custom development as well.However the effort required will be less compared to make a whole custom .net application from scratch.

    Hope this helps

    Please mark this as answer if this helps you
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 6:11 AM