A while back I was part of the reviewing process for this book – it’s pretty solidy around the MCMS and ASP.NET 2.0 space.

Some great authors were all over this – the book is a breath of fresh air with some
great ideas for MCMS enhancements.

Great work guys, your trusty reviewer…… (I now can get back to a family….and
there’s no note on the fridge 😉

There’s an e-book version tooo!!

Grab it HERE

Here’s the details:

Book Details

Language English

Paperback 180 pages [191mm x 235mm]
Release date August 2006
ISBN 1904811523
Author(s) Lim Mei Ying, Stefan
, Spencer Harbar

Topics and Technologies Content
, Microsoft & .NET

Get Microsoft Content Management Server Service Pack 2 up and running,
and start using the most talked about features of ASP.NET 2.0 like master pages, site
navigation, themes, and the membership provider model, in your MCMS development.

In Detail

The release
of Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) Service Pack 2 opens up the world of
ASP.NET 2.0 to MCMS developers. Written by the masters of MCMS, this book shows you
how to use the new features of ASP.NET 2.0 that everyone is talking about in your
MCMS development.

You will first learn how to install and configure MCMS SP2. There are two approaches
to setting up a development environment for SP2: an upgrade from a previous SP1a installation
or starting from scratch and building a fresh installation including SP2. Of course,
both approaches are covered.

You will become familiar with the MCMS Service Pack 2 development environment, and
create custom Visual Studio 2005 templates to overcome some of the issues which are
present with the templates shipped with MCMS SP2.

After that, its time to look at some of the most exciting features of ASP.NET 2.0,
and how you can make use of them in MCMS: master pages, site navigation, themes, and
the membership provider model.

One of the coolest features introduced with ASP.NET 2.0 is master pages, which allow
developers to enforce common layout and behaviour across pages within an application.
You will learn about the benefits of using master pages and see a step-by-step guide
for implementing them in your MCMS applications, where they become master templates!

ASP.NET 2.0 introduces a whole new way of implementing site navigation, driven by
site maps. By programmatically adding channels and postings to a site map you will
see how to smoothly integrate these controls to any MCMS site.

To customize the look of your site, we will see how a common look and feel can be
applied efficiently to a MCMS site by using ASP.NET 2.0 themes. An essential customization
required for themes to work correctly in an MCMS site is a must-read feature of this

MCMS has its own role based authorization and user management system which cannot
be extended. However, the new ASP.NET 2.0 Membership Provider Model and the shipped
controls can be used within MCMS applications to improve the implementation of Forms
Authentication and provide a more elegant solution for authenticating against an external

A collection of tips and tricks round off the book, including using the Provider Model
design pattern to ease migration to Office SharePoint Portal Server

What you will learn from this book

2.0 and MCMS, together, for the first time.

  • Install and configure MCMS Service Pack 2
  • Become familiar with the MCMS Service Pack 2 development environment
  • Master ASP.NET master pages and make them master templates
  • Integrate ASP.NET site navigation controls into your MCMS site
  • Customize the look and feel of your MCMS site with ASP.NET themes
  • Apply the ASP.NET membership provider model to enhance MCMS authentication
  • Tips and Tricks to get ASP.NET and MCMS living together in peace

Who this book is written for The book
is written for developers who work with Microsoft Content Management Server, and want
to update their skills to take advantage of the latest offerings in ASP.NET. If you
are an MCMS developer who hasn’t yet got into ASP.NET 2.0, this book is an ideal introduction
to the most exciting features of ASP.NET 2.0, and how you can make them work for you.