Take Your MCMS Development to a Higher Level of Power and Integration With New Book from Packt

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The leading Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) Professionals have followed up their hugely successful first book on the subject with a new book Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development, which is out now.

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its second book on Microsoft Content Management Server; a more advanced guide that takes your MCMS development to a higher level of both power and integration.

Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 is a dynamic web publishing system with which you can build websites quickly and cost-efficiently. MCMS provides the administration, authoring, and data management functionality and you provide the Website interface, logic, and workflow.

Written by four of the leading Microsoft Content Management Server professionals, Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development is your gateway to squeezing every penny from your investment in MCMS and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server (SPS), and making these two applications work together to provide an outstanding richness of content delivery and easy maintainability.

As a developer, the Publishing API (PAPI) is at the heart of your work with MCMS, and this book starts by taking you on the most detailed tour of the PAPI you will find anywhere. As a live example, a component that reveals the structure of your MCMS site is created, taking you through how to manage the common elements of MCMS programmatically.

Getting SharePoint and MCMS to work together is the next stop in the book. You will see how to use SharePoint's search engine to search MCMS content, publish content between the two systems, and create SharePoint Web Parts to draw content from MCMS.

To ease your everyday work with MCMS, there are chapters on placeholder validation, and some useful custom placeholders for common MCMS tasks, such as a date-time picker, a placeholder for multiple attachments, and a DataGrid placeholder among others.

There are a number of ways to consume MCMS content from the outside world, and we look at two exciting ways here; RSS and InfoPath/Web Services. The InfoPath solution provides another interface to MCMS content that allows content authors to concentrate on content and not the presentation.

Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development is available now for more information please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/book/more_mcms

Authors

Lim Mei Ying is a senior consultant with Avanade and has experience in setting up MCMS systems at the enterprise level. She has spent many hours figuring out the dos and don'ts of the product and enjoys finding new ways to solve MCMS related problems.

She contributes actively to the newsgroup community, and is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional. Mei Ying lives on the sunny island of Singapore.

Stefan Goßner works for Microsoft as an Escalation Engineer in the Developer Support department. He provides customers with technical solutions to problems related to Microsoft Internet Server Products. Stefan has breadth and depth in all areas of MCMS.

His contributions to the newsgroup have helped many people to implement MCMS solutions in corporations around the globe to the point where it has been said that if you don't know Stefan, then you're probably new to MCMS.

Stefan maintains a huge MCMS 2002 FAQ on the Microsoft Website and provides MCMS tips and tricks on his personal blog: http://blogs.technet.com/stefan_gossner.

He lives in Munich, Germany.

Andrew Connell has worked with content management solutions since obtaining his degree from the University of Florida. As one of the original developers for the most successful versions of AdmiNET, a custom web content administration product, he has consistently focused on the challenges facing businesses today to maintain a current site without having to rely on technical expertise.

Andrew’s background is in content management solutions and web development using Microsoft technologies. He enjoys working with MCMS and integrating it with other products such as Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. As a Client/Server Consultant for Fidelity Information Services, Andrew leveraged both MCMS and SharePoint Portal Server to redeploy Fidelity’s Intranet site as a single solution capitalizing on the best features of both products. He was recognized in 2005 as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his contributions to the MCMS community.

Andrew lives in Jacksonville, Florida in the United States and maintains a blog at http://www.andrewconnell.com/.

Angus Logan is a Product Specialist at Data#3 Limited (http://www.data3.com.au), Australia's leading IT solutions company and awarded Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

Angus is a MCAD.NET & MCDBA and Microsoft MVP for Content Management Server and specialises in Content Management Server, SharePoint Portal Server, .NET development, SQL Server, and CRM.

You can usually find Angus in the Microsoft.* newsgroups or blogging (http://www.anguslogan.com).

Angus gets a real buzz from working with customers in presales and delivery capacities with these technologies to find solutions to their real world problems.

About Packt Publishing

Packt, pronounced 'Packed,' published its first book “Mastering phpMyAdmin for Effective MySQL Management” in April 2004 and subsequently continued to specialize in publishing focused books on specific technologies and solutions.

Our books and publications share the experiences of your fellow IT professionals in adapting and customizing today's systems, applications, and frameworks. Our solutions-based books give you the knowledge and power to customize the software and technologies you're using to get the job done. Packt books are more specific and less general than the IT books you have seen in the past. Our unique business model allows us to bring you more focused information, giving you more of what you need to know, and less of what you don't.

Packt is a modern, unique publishing company with a focus on producing cutting-edge books for communities of developers, administrators, and newbies alike.

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