Written by three leading Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) professionals, ‘Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server’ is chock-full of tricks and tips for solving typical problems faced by MCMS developers.
No prior knowledge of MCMS is required - this guide takes you from the soup to the nuts of Microsoft CMS. The book is authored by Lim Mei Ying, Joel Ward, and Stefan Goßner.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?
The book presumes a working knowledge of the .NET Framework and familiarity with the C# language, but no prior knowledge of MCMS is required.
The following topics are covered in detail:
Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server
- 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