[Via Nick] Metalogix Migration Manager can now integrate seamlessly with RAPID so that customers can port content programmatically from existing sites (MCMS or other) into their new RAPID-based sites.
A common requested feature is to add a link to a posting to show the posting in a printer ready manner where tables are removed or reformatted and the layout better fits to a printed page. A great article covering different ways to achieve this is covered in the following article from Luke: http://blogs.msdn.com/luke/articles/94644.aspx
MCMS ships with a single sample site: Woodgrove. But neither MCMS nor the Connector contains a ready to use sample site for the SharePoint Connector stuff. But on GotDotNet there is actually a demo site for Microsoft Content Management Server, with or without the Connector for SharePoint Technologies. It includes the following: Basic CMS authoring, editing, […]
[Via BillCan] We’re always telling you how important anti-virus and firewall software is for securing your home PC – the Internet is a dangerous place for unprotected PCs. Spencer Kelly met up with a reformed ex-hacker, who gave him a demonstration of just how much damage a worm or virus can do to your home […]
When developing a custom placeholder control an often requested feature is to be able to utilize the standard web author dialogs. E.g. if you need to implement a placeholder control that should allow the user to pick one or many resource gallery items or to add a hyperlink to a posting or channel. The placeholder […]
Ever had the problem that you needed to do housekeeping on your MCMS database? Lots of space is often used by resources in resource galleries. So a good idea is to ensure that only used resource gallery items keep stored in the database. MCMS does not provide a public API to identify which resources are […]
After enabling the “map channel name to host header name” feature in MCMS you quickly will run into the problem that the only way to access your web site from now on will be to use the configured hostname – means the name of the root channel. This can cause serious problems in case you […]
When designing a MCMS website where forms authentication is the option to go to authenticate users it is very common that the login dialog should be included in a posting. This will require that guest account is enabled for the site – otherwise the channel holding the posting that holds the login form could not […]
Ever thought about protecting parts of your MCMS site with SSL?In IIS you can enforce this for virtual directories by setting a flag that this virtual directory is only allowed to be viewed with SSL but how can you achieve this with MCMS? The following article outlines a solution:http://blogs.technet.com/stefan_gossner/archive/2004/04/22/118024.aspx And here is a follow up […]
The Site Stager component shipped with MCMS only allows staging of a ASP based MCMS site – not of an ASP.NET based site. Although it often would not make sense to get a static snapshot of a dynamic MCMS website, there can be reasons that require to get a static snapshot – e.g. if MCMS […]
Chester has again posted some “tricks” on his blog about how to enhance MCMS using unsupported methods.And again I have to say: Don’t use such methods – your system will become unsupported! I really don’t like the role of being the bad guy that always says don’t do this – unsupported and so on. But it […]
Ever had a need to export resources from a resource gallery using script? Then you will have seen that MCMS does not provide this feature out of the box. A workaround for this problem can be found here.