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ASP.NET Applications and SharePoint Portal Design

  Asked By: Imran    Date: Apr 05    Category: MOSS    Views: 2349

We have a requirement to develop a sharepoint intranet portal with
functionality like employee leave application, employee expenses
application, employee dossier, employee travel info, employee
attendance and all other applications that an company needs to manage
its day to day activities. Along with these applications, We will be
using MOSS OOTB features to implement other functionalities.

Sharepoint(MOSS) does not have any OOTB features to implement these
type of application like(leave, employee expenses etc). So we have
two options here implement this:

Option 1: Implement all these application using the web parts in
MOSS. This could be more complex as each application feature will
involved implementation of multiple web parts and deployed in
different web pages. Also if the portal is not available for some
reason then non of these applications will be available for end users


Option 2: Implement these application in ASP.NET with similar look &
feel as MOSS portal site and give hyper link from the sharepoint
portal or deploy them in _layouts folder. But I'm not sure if there
is any demerits or security issues with this approach?


Can somebody suggest which option would be better and why?

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2 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Vidisha Pathak     Answered On: Apr 05

Microsoft provides the "Fabulous 40" templates that will cover some of
what you are needing to do. See the available templates and a brief
description here:

technet.microsoft.com/.../bb407286.asp
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Answer #2    Answered By: Malcolm Maxwell     Answered On: Apr 05

Another option  is to create a document library for web  pages, then add a web
parts page to the library. Select the Full Page option. Modify the web part
to point to your custom ASP.NET web page, perhaps in a virtual directory
somewhere.

I've tried this with several different applications, and it seems to work
very well. You get the SharePoint look-and-feel, page banner and search box,
but the content is controlled by your ASP.NET page. And no need to create
custom web parts.

 
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