Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Microsoft Content Management Server - life after SP2

For people working with Microsoft Content Management Server - I can definitely recommended you to use ASP.Net 2.0 in combination with MCMS. ASP.Net 2.0 makes CMS development a lot easier. To enable your CMS sites to use ASP.Net 2.0 ( and also SQL 2005 for that matter) you will need to install MCMS SP2. To get things started also take a look at the upgraded Woodgrove ASP.Net 2.0 application.

After deploying MCMS SP2, you should also take a look at the blog postings about these post-SP2 hotfixes:
  • Site Deployment export does not work on databases created before SP2 and moved to SQL Server 2005 (KB 913401)

  • Clearing hyperlink does not work after installing SP2 (KB 913554)

  • Workaround for the "CMS" virtual directory problem with VS.NET 2005

  • Another hotfix for MCMS 2002 addressing two issues has been released today!

  • VS.Net 2003 no prerequisite for MCMS SP2

  • If you want to take a look at the (not so) distant future, you should also take a look at the posting from Mark Harrison about how concepts from MCMS map on the SharePoint Server 2007 platform since web content management will be made available on this platform. I will shortly post some more information about the future of Web Content Management on the Microsoft platform and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 role in this.

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