Good W2K intranet blog/bulletin board software?
November 22, 2005 11:45 AM   Subscribe

Can someone suggest some good intranet blog and/or bulletin board software for a fairly standard W2K domain, IIS, ASP, Office 2000 intranet?

I want to implement something at work to allow our managers to post significant events on our intranet so that the entire department can keep up with what's going on.

Absolute requirements are:
* Has to be hosted completely internally on a W2K domain with IIS.
* Has to be stupid simple for non-tech people to use.

It would also be nice if it integrated with W2K domain logins and not require a lot of time to code / setup. Ideally this would expand up to 80-90 users.

I don't mind spending a little money, but Movable Type's commercial licenses get expensive very quickly. I'm not even committed to blog software. I'd really prefer a bulletin board format, but a traditional bulletin board requires too much time and too many clicks to find new information. I need one page that has a listing of all the latest news, automatically generated from postings. Blogs do that well, but not so well on fostering discussions that are easily found later. Bulletin boards do well for fostering discussions, but are bad at automatically generating a news page.

I think AskMetafilter is a good compromise between the two, but I don't know how I would implement something like this under Windows.

I saw this earlier thread about reluctance on intranet blogs and wikis. That didn't help with my software question, though.
posted by Sasquatch to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
CommunityServer seems to be the choice for .Net developers. It's widely used by Microsoft themselves.

It's free, and seems fairly robust.

It's used at See the IEBlog for an idea of how it can look.
posted by stovenator at 3:30 PM on November 22, 2005

Sasquatch, we've got pretty flexible licensing on Movable Type (you can get in touch with us via the site if you're interested) so it may be more of an option than it seems, and we've done a ton of testing to make the experience on Windows/IIS servers work smoothly. Plus, the management of multiple blogs is much better than with tools like Community Server.

There's also good integration between MT and a number of bulletin board apps, which might be helpful, and one of our team members has even made an implementation of a MeFi-like site on MT. Feel free to shoot me an email if you're interested in info.
posted by anildash at 2:53 AM on November 23, 2005

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