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Are there any leading candidates for not-obscenely-expensive CMSs for those stuck in a Microsoft shop (ASP and SQL server)?
We have a fair amount of dynamic content, require some sort of approval chain for updates and complete control over the layout. We were looking at RedDot, but the price is busting that deal. My eyes are bleeding from looking at all of the little one off shops that offer, well, not much. Does anyone have any experience with any products that they would recommend?

thanks.
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From:visiblepulse
Date:March 3rd, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
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ASPIN.COM good ASP index.
http://www.aspin.com/home/webapps
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From:angry_user
Date:March 3rd, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
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Ahh, thanks. But that was one of the sites making my eyes bleed. After about the 10th product review, they all blur together. And there are 195. =(
From:visiblepulse
Date:March 3rd, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
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also look at Portals and Forums.
go for the ones with the high reviews.
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From:drfardook
Date:March 3rd, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
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I'm in the same boat and my eventually recomendation was to build rather than buy as any product in the couple of thousand price range was completely inflexible and lacked important features.

One thing that's free is establishing a tight process for editing and deploying content. When I was in a small interactive agency, we had a very structured method for publishing content that HAD to be followed in all cases. With the structure of approvals and multiple deployment stages (dev, test, client preview, live) we could work off a series of simple templates rather than having to use a product.

That and MS Sourcesafe. Sourcesafe really saved our biscuits. Its annoying as hell to get used to but the versioning and locking features are lifesavers.
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