A Detailed Overview of Microsoft Content Management Server
Organizations can quickly and efficiently build, deploy, and maintain content-rich websites using Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 built on Microsoft .NET technology. Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 reduces the need for costly site maintenance by streamlining the web publishing process. This in turn empowers business users to manage the content on their own. Organizations can reduce the cost of online communication and increase productivity using Microsoft Content Management Server 2002.
You can empower your business users to create, publish, and manage content using Microsoft Content Management Server 2002. The easy to use tools in Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 enable your employees to schedule content refreshes, manage workflow, and index content using software such as internet explorer or Microsoft Word. You can quickly and cost effectively develop a web content management solution for your organization using Microsoft Content Management Server 2002, on integrating Microsoft Visual Studio.NET and Microsoft .NET Enterprise Servers such as Microsoft Commerce Server and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server. Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 ensures mission-critical capabilities that are simple and easier to manage, as it supports industry-standard load balancing and failover technologies, serves the content in XML, and also enables XML web services customization and standards-based interoperability.
For a considerable growth in your business, you need to extend your brand, market reach, and customer service capabilities. Using Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 you can build content-rich, personalized websites and ensure that the content on your websites are up-to-date, relevant and accurate. You can manage the business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) transactions by developing an e-commerce site for your organization. Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 enables you to provide rich content about your products and services, which enables your customers to get an idea about the products and also buy the products easily through the website.
An organization can build enterprise information portals using Microsoft Content Management Server 2002, which provides employees with a central location to access up-to-date, accurate information. In addition, an organization can develop an integrated infrastructure for managing all types of enterprise content and publication process using Microsoft Content Management Server 2002.
Employees can create and publish rich, personalized content directly to websites with the help of easy-to-use tools of Microsoft Content Management Server 2002. The role-based distributed publishing model of Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 incorporates an approval workflow with multiple levels, automatic content scheduling, and content indexing. To ensure consistency across the site, developers can create centrally-managed page templates and publishing processes. Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 enables business managers to manage web content easily with the help of two tools which include Web Author Client and Authoring Connector for Microsoft Office.
The Web Author Client tool enables to create, edit, and publish content directly within an Internet browser. Employees can add or edit web content by browsing to the location on the website. To add or edit the content in a website, first the user needs to be authenticated as a content author in the Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 workflow tool. If authenticated, the user can select the "Switch to Edit Site" option in the browser to edit the content or select a pre-built page template to create new content. The Authoring Connector for Microsoft Office tool enables to create and publish content directly within Microsoft Word. Employees can define publishing tasks, index content, schedule content refreshes, select templates, and preview web pages using this tool.
As all the content is stored in XML, HTML, and binary content objects, Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 offers greater flexibility. A Microsoft SQL Server repository is used to store all the objects and the stored objects are managed separately from the website templates or design elements. This enables content to be easily re-purposed across a variety of applications within the organization and with external partners. Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 enables web pages to be built and server dynamically. This enables personalization of content based on user profile, browsing device, or language preference.
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