Andrew Connell

Don't touch that MCMS database

I don't know why it seems this has hit the blogsphere more frequently lately, but yet again, someone else has written an article that involves working directly with the MCMS database. Stefan Goßner has explained why this isn't a good idea, and how he doesn't want to be the bad guy to be the messenger, but yet again had to say it today as well. Please, we are more than happy to help with MCMS planning/development/design questions, but if you're touching the MCMS database, we can't help you. The PAPI does just about everything you need (with the exception of working with security roles & users)... just stay with it....

I don’t know why it seems this has hit the blogsphere more frequently lately, but yet again, someone else has written an article that involves working directly with the MCMS 2002 database. Stefan Goßner has explained why this isn’t a good idea, and how he doesn’t want to be the bad guy to be the messenger , but yet again had to say it today as well.

Please, we are more than happy to help with MCMS planning/development/design questions, but if you’re touching the MCMS database, we can’t help you. The PAPI does just about everything you need (with the exception of working with security roles & users)… just stay with it.

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.