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Beginning SharePoint® 2010 Administration™: Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010 by Christian Ståhl, Göran Husman

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Chapter 7. Building Intranets and Internet Portals

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • How to Plan and Implement Intranets

  • How to Plan and Implement Public Internet Sites

  • How to Plan and Implement Extranets

  • Differences Between Using SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server

  • Customizing Web Pages

  • Adding RSS and Twitter to the Web Site

  • Managing Page Layouts

  • Adding Multimedia Files to Web Sites

  • Managing Accounts for External Users

  • Protecting Web Connections

In previous chapters, you learned about creating sites and content and how to protect them using SharePoint's security features. This chapter presents the following three examples of SharePoint solutions:

  • An intranet portal

  • A public-facing Internet portal

  • An extranet

When building these types of web applications, you are faced by multiple challenges. For example, who is the target group, and what is the budget for this project? This chapter shows you how to determine the answers to these questions. Each of the examples also describes how to build solutions using SharePoint Foundation versus SharePoint Server.

INTRANET PORTALS

An intranet is a web solution for presenting information to internal users in your organization. Intranets are the classical web application, and most organizations already have one. However, many existing intranets are no longer used as originally planned. The most common reasons for this are as follows:

  • Information is updated too seldom.

  • Information is targeted to specific users.

  • The quality of the information is too low. ...

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