Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server

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  • The basic concepts of MCMS
  • Preparing, installing and configuring MCMS and its supporting technologies
  • Creating an MCMS website from scratch
  • Creating and debugging templates files and channel rendering scripts
  • Working with dynamic navigation
  • Establishing user roles and rights
  • Authoring with MCMS and improving the authoring experience
  • Understanding and customizing workflow
  • Working with the Publishing API
  • Site deployment techniques
  • Enhancing your site's performance with caching

Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 is a dynamic web publishing system with which you can build websites quickly and cost-efficiently. MCMS provides the administration, authoring, and data management functionality, and you provide the website interface, logic, and workflow. Once your website is up and running, your content contributors can add and edit content on their own, without the need to work with developers or the IT department.

First time developers of Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 face a relatively steep learning curve. Not only are they expected to be conversant in the Microsoft .NET Framework, they are also required to be familiar with the concepts of MCMS 2002.

Many beginners to MCMS start out by looking at the example site that ships with the product; tweaking it, dissecting it and turning it inside out using the obscure code comments as markers. However, when it comes to starting their own website from scratch, many are baffled - where do they begin?

This book exists to answer that question; teaching the essential concepts of MCMS 2002 in a clear, straightforward and practical manner.

Containing answers to some of the most asked questions in developer newsgroups, this book is a treasure trove of tricks and tips for solving the problems faced by MCMS developers.

This is a unique resource focused exclusively on the needs of developers using MCMS. It doesn?t waste time and pages on user or administrator level information that is well covered in other documentation. It's a distillation of practical experience that developers need to get results, fast. The authors carefully structured example project complements and extends the knowledge gained from an initial look at the examples that ship with MCMS.

  • Learn directly from recognized community experts
  • Rapid developer level tutorials build logically through out the book
  • Develops a feature rich custom site incrementally
  • Tips and Tricks from developer newsgroups and online communities
Page Count 660
Course Length 19 hours 48 minutes
ISBN 9781904811169
Date Of Publication 6 Jan 2005


Joel Ward

Joel Ward works as a web developer and technical manager. Once destined to be an architect, he switched tracks midway through college and instead graduated with a degree in Integrative Arts from the Pennsylvania State University. His professional career has taken him on a journey through design, programming, usability, and accessibility. Joel has worked with MCMS since its first release in 2001. Over the years, he has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work in the MCMS community. Joel lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.

Lim Mei Ying

Lim Mei Ying has extensive experience in designing, implementing and supporting Blue Prism processes as well as setting up a Robotic Operating Model for the enterprise. She has spent many hours figuring out the dos and don'ts of Blue Prism technologies and thrives on the challenge of finding new ways to solve automation problems. Mei Ying lives on the sunny island of Singapore.

Stefan Goßner

Stefan Goßner works for Microsoft as an Escalation Engineer in the Developer Support department. He provides customers with technical solutions to problems related to Microsoft Internet Server Products. Stefan has breadth and depth in all areas of MCMS.

His contributions to the newsgroup have helped many people to implement MCMS solutions in corporations around the globe to the point where it has been said that if you don't know Stefan, then you're probably new to MCMS.

Stefan maintains a huge MCMS 2002 FAQ on the Microsoft Website and provides MCMS tips and tricks on his personal blog:

He lives in Munich, Germany.