Please, someone help me
I build sites and apps in .NET C# with MS SQL Server. I don't really do that much that involves content management, but this has come up recently and so I've looked into this more deeply.
I just can't find an awful lot of useful software. I did, in a moment of madness, believe it might actually be possible to get Joomla or Wordpress to work properly on an MS box more quickly than writing something myself, but this has proven futile. I doubt it's actually completely impossible, but demands more time than I have to give, I would rather invest that time in writing my own. I also don't want clients asking me why "MySQL has gone away" since why it "goes away" is a mystery to me. I guess that means it crashes, since restarting it brings it back again.
What I really need is some enterprise or at least decent quality bit of kit, free or otherwise, though it isn't fundamental enough to my clients to spend thousands of pounds on. All instances would be for corporates/larger SMEs and all would need to run as sub-domains of the clients URL. All clients are on dedicated boxes, it must work with MS SQL, and not be littered with inline SQL code just begging for injection attacks. (That's the bit that most worries me so I'd be encouraged to find one which uses SPs and doesn't expect dbo level access, or which when locked down properly doesn't break everything)
The primary purpose would be for writing news articles and there is a logical division or separation between the "news" and the "rest of the site" or "the app" though it must be able to be completely themed/templated to look like the client's site and have a backend UI which clients won't need days and days of training to understand and get up and running at a basic level of productivity.