Andrew Connell

TechEd: CMS to WCM Migration Theater

A while back I submitted a Birds of a Feather session on CMS to WCM migration/upgrade . Thanks to all who voted, but it didn’t get enough of a response to warrant it’s own BOF session.

However, this session was rescheduled as a Theater Presentation in the Office Technical Learning Center (TLC) area and I’ll co-host it with MCS’ Mitch Prince Microsoft’s Arpan Shah who’s co-presenting the :


Migrating your Content Management Server 2002 sites to Web Content Management in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Web Content Management (WCM) in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is a significant upgrade from Content Management Server 2002 (CMS). The most significant change is the change to using Windows SharePoint Services as the underlying platform for WCM. The tradeoff: no backward compatibility with the CMS Publishing API (PAPI)! No fear, in this BoF session we’ll discuss best practices for current CMS site development, and how to get your CMS site ready for the move to WCM, and what post migration issues you’ll have to tackle. Come share your questions and ideas with others to best prepare you and your team with the migration tasks ahead of you.

Thursday, June 15 3:00p – 3:20p 3:40p – Office TLC Theater A/V

This session will follow Arpan Shah and Mitch’s OFC329 – Migrating your CMS 2002 Web Sites to MOSS 2007 session at 1p earlier that day.

I’ll be ready to have a moderated discussion, but if you have questions, I’m open to making it more of a dialog.

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
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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.