[Setup] Intranet Wishlist

alan runyan alan at enfoldsystems.com
Mon Feb 27 14:08:24 UTC 2006

Well these are commercial offerings for Plone but:

  - Enfold Server which is Plone with lots of windows additional hooks
  such as out-of-the-box office document indexing, NTLM (single sign on),
  lots of auto configuration and is commercially supported.

  - Enfold Proxy is a IIS integration for Plone that does caching.
  And NTLM integration.  In beta a load balancer has been added if 
  you want to balance across multiple processors.

  - Enfold Desktop is a desktop integration with plone.  Users can
  perform actions on content in Server as if it were on their local

You can download any of these from our website for trial usage.

Also sounds like most of the feature set could be done in about 5-10 days of
work.  Maybe less depending on how complex the tasks are.  But it's a
reasonable feature list.  
You can use MySQL database adapter that is open source or the commercially
supported mxODBC.

You can roll your own as you have access to everything because its open
source ;)

Lots of options.

Alan Runyan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: setup-bounces at lists.plone.org 
> [mailto:setup-bounces at lists.plone.org] On Behalf Of Knowlson 
> Dan (West Wiltshire PCT)
> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 4:21 AM
> To: setup at lists.plone.org
> Subject: [Setup] Intranet Wishlist
> Hi folks,
> I'm looking for a solution suitable for our intranet and are 
> in the early stages of deciding what we want so we can then 
> decide what will deliver the goods... So our wish list includes:
>     * Central file storage of protocols/procedures
>     * Internal/external contacts
>     * Holiday, meetings calendar(s)
>     * Staff In/Out board - optional
>     * Noticeboard
>     * Links for starting programs - optional
>     * Web links
>     * Access restricted by user level (linked to Active Directory)
>     * Ability to alert users to new uploads to the Intranet
> Also, we'd quite like the ability to not only alert users to 
> new documents but to also have then acknowledge 
> receipt/reading of it, say a virtual sign off sheet.
> Our network environment is we have 3 Win 2K3 servers, one 
> running exchange, one our main business critical application 
> and the 3rd running another critical program running on MySQL.
> All users use 2K or XP pc's, some connecting via TS at 2 
> branch sites. We have Office 2000/XP/2K3 and IE5/6 for all users.
> As with most things there isn't much of a budget for these 
> things. I've contemplated Sharepoint but after a quick look 
> was put of, but then I like open source solutions when possible.
> Plone sounds really interesting but I'm sort of put of by the 
> fact it's running zope/python as they are completely new to 
> me. Plus I don't have a dedicated server but would need to 
> run it on one of the existing ones.
> I've been wondering about Drupal as it seems to fit the bit, 
> but have yet to make a final decision, but will go with it if 
> Plone doesn't seem to fit the bill for us.
> What suggestions do you all have?
> Dan
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