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Content Management Server

Introduction

Content Management Server 2002 is an enterprise Web content management system that makes content authoring and delivery easy. Content Management Server 2002:

Provides a faster and more cost-effective way to create, deploy, and maintain mission-critical, content-rich Web sites.

Enables multiple content contributors to create and update many parts of a Web site simultaneously by separating content from format.

Provides dynamic content delivery by assembling content objects and templates as pages load.

Reduces the time required to launch enterprise Web sites by simplifying installation and providing sample templates and Web sites.

Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 is built on .Net technologies, XML, and Microsoft Internet Information Server. Content Management Server is a separate server that uses IIS for management and for content publication. Microsoft is not known for its cross-platform/cross-vendor support, and Content Management Server doesn’t do much to change that impression. It requires a Windows 2000 or .Net server platform with the latest version of IIS, operating system patches, Microsoft Data Access Connector, and also a Microsoft SQL 2000 server located on the network. (Microsoft Data Access Connector is strictly the SQL connectivity driver for MCMS to directly communicate with SQL.)

Benefits

  1. Enhanced Business User Productivity
    Business users are empowered to create, publish, and manage their own Web content by means of an Internet browser or even Microsoft Word. This enables your employees to realize the full potential of the corporate Web sites by using them as business tools for communication with customers, partners, and coworkers.
  2. Increased Customer and Partner Satisfaction
    Managed workflow, content scheduling, archiving, and centralized control over publishing standards through page templates result in Web sites that are richer with more accurate, timely, and easy-to-find content.
  3. Reduced Operating Costs
    By empowering business users to manage their own content, your expensive developer resources are freed from being ad hoc content managers. This results in reduced support costs for Web sites and enables you to redeploy those resources to work on new projects that address the most critical business needs.
  4. Enhanced Developer Productivity
    Tight integration with Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET and support for the Microsoft .NET Framework result in a next-generation Web development environment that enables developers to build powerful Web applications faster than ever before.
  5. Reduced Time to Value
    With a high level of functionality, a new rapid application development (RAD) environment, production quality solutions sites, and prescriptive best practices, your organization can build and deploy powerful e-business Web sites in record time.
  6. Improved Scalability and Reliability
    The Content Management Server 2002 architecture enables you to scale up and scale out to meet the needs of even the largest global Web sites.
  7. Increased Integration with Microsoft Products and Technologies
    By integrating with Microsoft's knowledge worker tools, developer tools, and Microsoft Windows Server System products, Content Management Server 2002 enables you to focus your development efforts on your most critical business needs and rely on Microsoft software to power your solutions. Content Management Server 2002 integrates with a number of Microsoft products, technologies, and services.
  8. Greater Interoperability
    Support for XML Web services and the Microsoft .NET common language runtime enables your Content Management Server 2002 applications to achieve seamless interoperability with the rest of your business systems regardless of operating environment and development language barriers.
  9. Based on Industry Standards
    With industry-leading support for standards like XML and SOAP, Content Management Server 2002 ensures flexibility and interoperability with any business partner regardless of their choice of application, platform, or transport.
  10. Integrated Management of Code and Content
    Manage your content in Content Management Server 2002 and code in Microsoft Visual SourceSafe® or other source code management system. Content Management Server 2002 integrates the source code management system of your choice into the Web site by means of Template Objects and Visual Studio .NET, enabling you to provide your business users and developers with the appropriate user interface.

What We offer?

We deploy MCMS 2002 for you and enhance your productivity and reduce your operating costs. Deployment of Content Management Server solves all the known issues experienced during website deployment and management.

Medium-sized organizations challenges:

Deploying and updating Web sites costs too much and takes too long..

Web content is inaccurate or outdated, because the content owners (non-technical workers) can't update the Web site.

IT staff spends too much time on low-value tasks such as updating Web content instead of driving Web-based projects that result in cost savings, increased customer satisfaction, and competitive advantage.

Additionally, as growth-oriented organizations look to extend complex business processes to the Web, they often find their simple "flat-file" Web sites, basic content authoring tools, or even custom-built content systems are not sufficient to support their business goals. Typically, this is because:

IT staff are not equipped with the tools required to quickly and cost-effectively build advanced functionality, especially in response to urgent competitive opportunities or threats.

Existing Web site structure doesn't enable broad reuse or sharing of Web content while maintaining control of that content (essential for participation in hub-spoke relationships, customer and partner extranets, supplier portals).

Existing Web site architecture isn't extensible or interoperable enough to cost effectively create solutions to unique business problems or to integrate with existing back-end systems, business applications, and Intranet Portals.

The role-based distributed publishing model incorporates an approval workflow with multiple levels, automatic content scheduling and archiving, revision tracking, meta-tagging and content indexing. Developers can create centrally-managed page templates and publishing processes that ensure consistency across the site, making it easy to ensure adherence to corporate publishing standards and branding without diminishing the flexibility of the publishing environment.

Variants:

  • MSDN Universal Edition
  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition