- where we are today ... the good, the bad and the ugly
- roadmap ... no more than you already know - but what's key is there is a big future for Microsoft Content Management
- MCMS:Rapid solution site
- going forward ... how UK partners are starting to build vertical solutions on MCMS.Rapid
- first example of this ... LAPS - local authority portal solution
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MS Blog: I did a presentation at IT Forum, at Barcelona, on the future of CMS and SPS shortly after the release of CMS SP2. I wanted to spend some time writing about the next version as well as highlighting great CMS resources for CMS developers and IT administrators.
The Future Based on feedback from you, partners and analysts, we are building CMS functionality on top of Wndows SharePoint Services (WSS) "v3". CMS and SPS, along with a lot of other great functionality, will be one integrated set of technologies built on top of WSS "v3". The Office Server investments built on top of WSS "v3" are codenamed Office "12" SharePoint Servers. The broad investment areas include ECM, Search, Portal, Collab, BI and Forms. We're careful not to say SPS "12" or CMS 2007, because packaging and licensing decisions have not been made. While these technologies will be technically integrated (same development, deployment and end-user experience), we have not made decisions on how these will be packaged. As a current customer, rest assured that you will get what you have today.
I'd like to expand on what this specifically means for CMS 2002 customers. (Keep in mind, this is a subset of the ECM investments we are making in Office "12" SharePoint Servers.) You will no longer have to deploy two different WSS and CMS solutions; CMS functionality will be built on top of WSS allowing you to deploy a single WCM and Collaborative solution. Also, you gain a lot of other benefits b/c it's built on WSS: Web Parts, Lists, Document Libraries, Templates, Workflow :-), RSS, et cetera.
Let's examine the different experiences for different CMS 2002 roles in the Office "12" timeframe:
End-User/Subscriber(no change)The end user, or the subscriber, doesn't notice a difference. The web page at the end of the day is rendered in DHTML. Depending on how you develop the "templates", it will support any browser and/or any device. You can make it look however you want it to look.
Also, for those of you who are SharePoint and CMS developers, I want to point out that end-users will only see what they have access to. WSS "v3" has security trimming. This is a feature that is out-of-the-box for CMS 2002 and will continue to be out-of-the-box in the Office "12" timeframe.Continue At Source
Thought people might find this slide deck useful / interesting ... MCMS reloaded (zip password markharrison). Discussion points are:
Now, with Content Management Server 2002 Standard Edition, organizations of all sizes can build their Web strategy on a solid foundation. Content Management Server Standard Edition offers a comprehensive Web-content management solution designed to increase the productivity of your IT staff, while enabling you to rapidly deploy your Web site on an easy-to-update platform to connect with customers and partners over the Web.
Content Management Server Standard Edition resolves these challenges with a combination of productivity-enhancing tools for IT and information workers, comprehensive out-of-the-box functionality to ensure rapid deployment, and an extensible, interoperable architecture designed to get you connected with customers, partners, and your existing systems. Content Management Server Standard Edition also offers a seamless upgrade to the full Content Management Server Enterprise Edition, ensuring your Web strategy can always grow with your business.For pricing details, visit the how to buy page. Full Story At Source
Commerce Server (CS) provides e-commerce solutions much the same way as MCMS provides content management solutions. CS handles all of the issues that you would typically need when implementing an e-commerce site: user profiling and targeting, catalog and campaign management, business analytics and data mining, and business process pipeline modeling. It does not handle certain transactional tasks such as credit card authorization and order fulfillment managing and tracking. Continue at source.See also Integrating Content Management Server with SharePoint PortalMCMS Site CS SiteCS Newsgroup MSIB 2.5 site
Microsoft Corporation has announced the availability of telerik r.a.d.editor for Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 (MCMS). The product represents a specially modified edition of telerik's content editor for ASP.NET, which is designed to replace the default HTML Placeholder in MCMS. Featuring a Word-like interface, r.a.d.editor MCMS edition was developed to enable non-technical users to author and manage HTML-based content as easily as writing a document.
Developers can deploy the product in Content Management Server 2002 using the supplied r.a.d.editor Placeholder control, and can configure it in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. To minimize development effort and improve the end-user experience r.a.d.editor tightly integrates with MCMS and follows its security model. The editor allows users to insert and store images, media, and document files in the Resource Gallery, as well as to insert hyperlinks to other Postings/Channels by selecting them from a treeview. r.a.d.editor can be localized and includes a multilingual spellchecker with support for Microsoft Word dictionaries. Other features include full table editing, format stripper, thumbnail generator, skinnable toolbar and dialogs, and XHTML output. telerik r.a.d.editor MCMS edition is available at no cost to customers of Microsoft Content Management Server 2002.(www.telerik.com/mcms)
In one of the most grueling and competitive online sports tournaments in the history of video games, David Muellerweiss, of Chapel Hill, N.C., defeated the top sports video gamers in the country to win the $25,000 XSN Sports World Championship. Microsoft has grounded Discovery, its planned server suite designed to meld content management, e-commerce and EAI capabilities, an executive confirmed. "The architectural vision of common services on a common platform is still alive, [but] there are no plans for a suite," Eric Swift, director of product management for Microsoft's e-business servers, told CRN Friday.
The move came in response to customer input, according to Microsoft. Users want simple licensing and easy-to-buy software, yet they were not so interested in buying a software suite, Swift said.
Now the goal is to align that vision with Microsoft's Windows Server Systems brand push. "We had to emphasize our portal strategy properly, so we prioritized that," Swift said.
Another objective is to align the road map between Content Management Server (CMS) and SharePoint Portal Server, according to Swift. The SharePoint Portal Server wasn't slated to be part of Discovery, although some industry observers thought it should have been. In the past few months, Microsoft had made several organizational moves that put Discovery's future in doubt.
The news of Discovery's grounding comes as Microsoft readies the formal rollout of its BizTalk Server 2004--aka Voyager, or Jupiter Phase I--on March 2. Discovery was thought of as Jupiter Phase II.
In June, Microsoft said the Discovery suite would be delayed until 2005. However, the vendor has been silent about it since then. Continue at source