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MS CMS and MS SharePoint Merging Architectures

Not surprisingly, Microsoft is working on merging the core architectures of the SharePoint Portal and Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) products. The first version of the new architecture is due out with the Office 12 release late next year.

In one of the first public statements on the topic, Chris Capossela, Microsoft's group vice president of Information Worker Product Group, indicated that the future of the two products was around more common technologies and an integration, if not outright convergence.

SharePoint Utility Suite v2.0

The purpose of the SharePoint Utility Suite is to provide a packaged collection of Tools and Utilities showcasing the Object Model that is delivered with the SharePoint Product and Technologies SDK (which includes Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003). This package includes code and tool examples that SharePoint Developers and SharePoint Administrators might find useful.

Have You Got Too Many Websites?

Too many websites are nearly always a bad idea. Getting your customer to remember one web address is more than enough of a challenge.

CMS.Rapid for Microsoft CMS Updated

CMS.RAPID for Microsoft CMSAnnounced today, the v1.1 release of CMS.RAPID hits the Internets, touting some impressive new features and a much improved SharePoint Portal integration story.

CMS.RAPID enhances the core functionality of the Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) and provides a framework that enables web application and content management extensibility.

Sun to Resell Interwoven ECM Products

Interwoven ECMSun Microsystems is beefing-up its partnership with Interwoven, agreeing to resell Interwoven's Java-based Enterprise Content Management(ECM) products.

Sun will target deals that include their Java Enterprise System software, Sun Fire enterprise servers, and StorEdge data storage offerings.

Hardcore Revs Web CMS, Adds Stats

HardCore Internet has released v5.6 of the HardCore Web Content Management (Web CMS) system. The main focus of the new version was the addition of website metrics capabilities.

Belus Updates XStandard WYSIWYG Editor

Belus Technology has announced version 1.6 of XStandard, a leading standards-compliant WYSIWYG editor for Windows desktop and browser-based content management systems. XStandard supports a broad range of browsers, including IE, Mozilla, Firefox and Netscape.

Interwoven Enterprise CMS Conference in London

Interwoven ECMInterwoven, a provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, today announced that it will host Interwoven GearUp '05 Europe 'The ECM Solutions Conference' at the Riverbank Park Plaza hotel in London, October 19-20, 2005. This follows on the heels of the recent GearUp '05 U.S. event.

Interwoven GearUp Europe will bring together leading European customers, partners and ECM industry experts for two days of educational and interactive sessions on ECM products, solutions, and best practices specifically relating to the European market.

Midgard Updates Open Source Web CMS

Midgard Open Source Web CMSThe Midgard Project has released the second release candidate for the Midgard Open Source Web Content Management (CMS) Framework.

Midgard provides a carrier-grade CMS framework build for the the Linux Apache MySQL PHP (LAMP) platform. Midgard's core features include internationalization, accessibility, scalability and PHP connectivity.

Version 1.7 rc2 is available from the Midgard website. This development release includes a Midgard2 technology preview.

Liberty PHP Open Source CMS Released announces the release of a cooperatively developed, open source Web CMS that offers a suite of services in a modular design.

The Liberty Web CMS is built upon the PHP open source Bitweaver application framework.

What's Happening with Enterprise Search

The typical enterprise “inherits” a new search facility with each new major information systems implementation. It has become clear that no “one size fits all” solution is readily found.

CMS Watch, a buy-side technology analyst firm, has recently released the 500-page Enterprise Search Report covering technologies and trends including SAP's TREX, Microsoft's Search positioning, the website search market, and the challenge of competing with Google.

Microsoft CMS Workflow

Workflow.NETMicrosoft CMS' workflow features are hardwired in the off the shelf product. This works alright for organizations with a simple publishing process, but can become a touch troublesome when there are more complex requirements.

Skelta, a Bangalore-based BPM software company, has answered to this need with their Workflow.NET product.

New Microsoft CMS (MCMS) Book On the Way

Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server DevelopmentPackt Publishing hit a home run with the last Microsoft CMS (MCMS) book, Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server. The same team of star authors is now working on the next one, entitled Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development.

How to Deploy SharePoint WebParts

There are several ways to skin the Webparts deployment cat, each with a few pluses and minuses. Thanks to Mark Harrison we have have a quick and pragmatic list of the options, complete with instructions.

Ektron CMS400 and .NET Web Services

Microsoft .NET ConnectedEktron, a Web CMS and Document Management provider, has attained .NET Connected designation from Microsoft for their Ektron CMS400.NET .NET Web Content Management Product.

The Microsoft .NET Connected recognition acknowledges software solutions that demonstrate a significant level of Web Services interoperability and are built upon Microsoft technologies.

CMS400.NET is among the first Web CMS systems to earn Web-services-enabled distinction via the Microsoft review process.

SiteGalore Hosted Web CMS Wins Editor's Choice

Editor's ChoiceAfter an assessment of inputs from independent panels, buyer's guide, reader reviews, industry feedback, opinions of web hosting providers, customer response, chat groups, user forums, etc., the Web Host Magazine & Buyerís Guide has awarded its July Editorís Choice Award to Akminís SiteGalore for its versatility and ruggedness.

Sitellite 4.2 PHP Content Management System Released

Simian Systems today announced the release of Sitellite 4.2, the latest version of their content management solution. Sitellite 4.2 is a leap forward in terms of ease-of-use and flexibility in a small-to-mid-range content management system, offering features usually found only in the very high-end systems.

Alfresco Introduces Java Open Source CMS and Content Repository

Alfresco, a provider of open source enterprise content management software, today announced the immediate availability of a technology preview of the Alfresco open source content repository and portal integrations.

Alfresco includes an enterprise-scale content repository, JSR-168 portlets for managing and using content, and a Common Internet File System (CIFS) interface that provides Microsoft Windows file system compatibility.

Alfresco developed the system using the latest Java technologies, including JBoss Application Server 4.0, JBoss Portal 2.0, Spring 1.2, Hibernate 3.0, MyFaces 1.0, Lucene 1.4 and Java 1.5.

ECM - Hummingbird to Acquire CMS Vendor RedDot

Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, has announced the acquisition of RedDot Solutions AG, a privately held provider of Content Management (CMS) software, headquartered in Oldenburg Germany and New York.

With over 1,300 clients globally, RedDot Solutions is recognized as a leading CMS solutions vendor for mid-size enterprises.

The Two Fundamental Skills of Web Writing

Writing for how people search and writing quality links are the two fundamental skills of web writing. Think carefully about search behavior and make sure your links are always clear and logical.