2006

[Via Spencer Harbar] A number of people have requested information regarding upgrading the WoodgroveNet Sample Site to an MCMS SP2 application which uses ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. Whilst the WoodgroveNet sample is not considered best practice in many areas and certainly does not demonstrate any SP2 concepts, it can be useful in assessing […]

A couple of customers reported problems when using the menu control with ASP.NET 2.0 and MCMS. After analyzing one of the affected projects I identified that the reason for the problem is that the menu control seems to have a bug. It does not work correct if the following tag is included in the web.config: […]

[via Web Content Management in Office “12”] By now many people have heard that the upcoming version of MCMS 2002 (which I’ll refer to as ‘CMS’ for the sake of this post) will be built entirely on the Windows SharePoint Services architecture (with SharePoint Portal integrating the new CMS publishing features). Gerhard Schobbe, Group Program […]

DCA complains about missing priviledges when selecting a database when SQL authentication is being used Our current findings show that this issue is caused by the fact that the DCA now always verifies if the MCMS system account has db_datareader, db_datawriter and db_ddladmin priviledges on the SQL server – even if SQL authentication is used. […]

A must read for everyone interested in computer security from Mark Russinovich of www.sysinternals.com: http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2006/01/antispyware-conspiracy.html

Sandeep Maheshwari is the bad guy of this story. He uploaded a code sample to GotDotNet which uses undocumented API calls to update the MCMS repository content. If he would like to do something like this to his own repository: fine! He will loose the chance to get support from Microsoft if a database inconsistancy […]