Microsoft has unveiled a lower-cost edition of its Web document management software for small and medium-size companies.
The slimmed-down version of Content Management Server, which is used to administer and publish Web documents, is essentially the same as the higher-priced enterprise edition, except for restrictions on how it can be used. The new server software, unveiled Wednesday, can only be used on a single-processor server, and the number of "content creators" who can use the tool will be limited to 15 people.
The company said that the standard edition of its Content Management Server 2002 will cost $6,999. The existing enterprise edition costs $42,000.
"Customers said they needed a scaled-back version for medium-sized organizations," Trina Seinfeld, product manager for e-business servers at Microsoft, said Thursday.
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