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I am interested in any .NET enabled portal solutions that
are in the same class as the J2EE BEA Weblogic portal
solution. Can anyone point me to articles comparing the
available portal solutions for the .NET Framework?

Thanks in advance.
Jul 21 '05 #1
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didn't you ask this same question in another newsgroup?

BEA Weblogic portal provides both content management and integration
services. On the Microsoft side, you will get most of the same features by
a combination of two products: Sharepoint and Biztalk Server (BTS).

There are two different comparisons you can make between Weblogic and
Sharepoint/BTS and that depends on which version of sharepoint you need
(which depends on the content management features you want in your portal).

For many folks, a portal is simply an information board that shows the
status of information flowing through the integration engine. If that is
your case, then you need only use Biztalk, because the installation of the
BAM provides you with all the instructions and web parts you need to view
the "business metadata" through a free version of Sharepoint called Windows
Sharepoint Services (WSS). Windows Sharepoint Services can be downloaded
for free and installed on any Windows 2003 server.

If, on the other hand, you need to manage the documents, search on them, and
control them during the steps of the business process, you may want to
consider upgrading the Sharepoint part to Sharepoint Portal Server (SPS),
which is built on top of Windows Sharepoint Services. SPS offers a wide
array of content management and portal features that are very useful for
expanding it's functionality over the free version.

I don't know of a good comparison, but if there it, it would be between
Biztalk 2004 and BEA Weblogic Portal.

I hope this helps,
--- Nick

"Bob Morvay" <ad*************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:0a****************************@phx.gbl...
I am interested in any .NET enabled portal solutions that
are in the same class as the J2EE BEA Weblogic portal
solution. Can anyone point me to articles comparing the
available portal solutions for the .NET Framework?

Thanks in advance.

Jul 21 '05 #2

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I apologize but I cross posted this question in 4 groups
that I thought could provide me with adequate feedback.
I appreciate the response and I am aware of Microsoft's
Sharepoint Portal suite but I was also interested in any
third party portal suites, if any, that were developed
for the .NET platform. We are researching portal
solutions and I have been asked to compare any Microsoft
or Windows based solutions against the likes of BEA's
Weblogic and JBoss's JBossNukes.
-----Original Message-----
didn't you ask this same question in another newsgroup?

BEA Weblogic portal provides both content management and integrationservices. On the Microsoft side, you will get most of the same features bya combination of two products: Sharepoint and Biztalk Server (BTS).
There are two different comparisons you can make between Weblogic andSharepoint/BTS and that depends on which version of sharepoint you need(which depends on the content management features you want in your portal).
For many folks, a portal is simply an information board that shows thestatus of information flowing through the integration engine. If that isyour case, then you need only use Biztalk, because the installation of theBAM provides you with all the instructions and web parts you need to viewthe "business metadata" through a free version of Sharepoint called WindowsSharepoint Services (WSS). Windows Sharepoint Services can be downloadedfor free and installed on any Windows 2003 server.

If, on the other hand, you need to manage the documents, search on them, andcontrol them during the steps of the business process, you may want toconsider upgrading the Sharepoint part to Sharepoint Portal Server (SPS),which is built on top of Windows Sharepoint Services. SPS offers a widearray of content management and portal features that are very useful forexpanding it's functionality over the free version.

I don't know of a good comparison, but if there it, it would be betweenBiztalk 2004 and BEA Weblogic Portal.

I hope this helps,
--- Nick

"Bob Morvay" <ad*************@hotmail.com> wrote in messagenews:0a****************************@phx.gbl...
I am interested in any .NET enabled portal solutions that are in the same class as the J2EE BEA Weblogic portal
solution. Can anyone point me to articles comparing the available portal solutions for the .NET Framework?

Thanks in advance.

.

Jul 21 '05 #3

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You might want to check out DotNetNuke

--
Sriram Krishnan

http://www.dotnetjunkies.com/weblog/sriram
"Bob Morvay" <ad*************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:2a****************************@phx.gbl...
I apologize but I cross posted this question in 4 groups
that I thought could provide me with adequate feedback.
I appreciate the response and I am aware of Microsoft's
Sharepoint Portal suite but I was also interested in any
third party portal suites, if any, that were developed
for the .NET platform. We are researching portal
solutions and I have been asked to compare any Microsoft
or Windows based solutions against the likes of BEA's
Weblogic and JBoss's JBossNukes.
-----Original Message-----
didn't you ask this same question in another newsgroup?

BEA Weblogic portal provides both content management and

integration
services. On the Microsoft side, you will get most of

the same features by
a combination of two products: Sharepoint and Biztalk

Server (BTS).

There are two different comparisons you can make between

Weblogic and
Sharepoint/BTS and that depends on which version of

sharepoint you need
(which depends on the content management features you

want in your portal).

For many folks, a portal is simply an information board

that shows the
status of information flowing through the integration

engine. If that is
your case, then you need only use Biztalk, because the

installation of the
BAM provides you with all the instructions and web parts

you need to view
the "business metadata" through a free version of

Sharepoint called Windows
Sharepoint Services (WSS). Windows Sharepoint Services

can be downloaded
for free and installed on any Windows 2003 server.

If, on the other hand, you need to manage the documents,

search on them, and
control them during the steps of the business process,

you may want to
consider upgrading the Sharepoint part to Sharepoint

Portal Server (SPS),
which is built on top of Windows Sharepoint Services.

SPS offers a wide
array of content management and portal features that are

very useful for
expanding it's functionality over the free version.

I don't know of a good comparison, but if there it, it

would be between
Biztalk 2004 and BEA Weblogic Portal.

I hope this helps,
--- Nick

"Bob Morvay" <ad*************@hotmail.com> wrote in

message
news:0a****************************@phx.gbl...
I am interested in any .NET enabled portal solutions that are in the same class as the J2EE BEA Weblogic portal
solution. Can anyone point me to articles comparing the available portal solutions for the .NET Framework?

Thanks in advance.

.

Jul 21 '05 #4

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There are a number of products that build on both Biztalk and Sharepoint
that you may want to include in your foray, as well as the concept that you
can solve the problems using a .net product that builds on neither.

I would encourage you to more clearly define what you want from a portal
product. These are omnibus products that do many things. If you pick the
area that YOU need, you can better pick a "best of breed" solution that does
exceptionally well in the area you want and simply doesn't show up in the
area you don't.

Many folks are looking at Weblogic for it's transactional capabilities.
Biztalk is a competitor, as are many other products that perform
transactional mapping.
Just look at the dozens of companies that have released HIPAA transactional
mapping products (AFAIK: the first federally sanctioned and required B-to-B
space).

good luck
--- Nick

"Bob Morvay" <ad*************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:2a****************************@phx.gbl...
I apologize but I cross posted this question in 4 groups
that I thought could provide me with adequate feedback.
I appreciate the response and I am aware of Microsoft's
Sharepoint Portal suite but I was also interested in any
third party portal suites, if any, that were developed
for the .NET platform. We are researching portal
solutions and I have been asked to compare any Microsoft
or Windows based solutions against the likes of BEA's
Weblogic and JBoss's JBossNukes.
-----Original Message-----
didn't you ask this same question in another newsgroup?

BEA Weblogic portal provides both content management and

integration
services. On the Microsoft side, you will get most of

the same features by
a combination of two products: Sharepoint and Biztalk

Server (BTS).

There are two different comparisons you can make between

Weblogic and
Sharepoint/BTS and that depends on which version of

sharepoint you need
(which depends on the content management features you

want in your portal).

For many folks, a portal is simply an information board

that shows the
status of information flowing through the integration

engine. If that is
your case, then you need only use Biztalk, because the

installation of the
BAM provides you with all the instructions and web parts

you need to view
the "business metadata" through a free version of

Sharepoint called Windows
Sharepoint Services (WSS). Windows Sharepoint Services

can be downloaded
for free and installed on any Windows 2003 server.

If, on the other hand, you need to manage the documents,

search on them, and
control them during the steps of the business process,

you may want to
consider upgrading the Sharepoint part to Sharepoint

Portal Server (SPS),
which is built on top of Windows Sharepoint Services.

SPS offers a wide
array of content management and portal features that are

very useful for
expanding it's functionality over the free version.

I don't know of a good comparison, but if there it, it

would be between
Biztalk 2004 and BEA Weblogic Portal.

I hope this helps,
--- Nick

"Bob Morvay" <ad*************@hotmail.com> wrote in

message
news:0a****************************@phx.gbl...
I am interested in any .NET enabled portal solutions that are in the same class as the J2EE BEA Weblogic portal
solution. Can anyone point me to articles comparing the available portal solutions for the .NET Framework?

Thanks in advance.

.

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