- Introduction to WCM Publishing Sites in Office SharePoint Server 2007
- Considering Publishing Site Architecture and Implementation
- Using Anonymous and Authenticated Publishing Sites
- Using Publishing Site Definitions
- Considering Development and Custom Code
- Configuring Internet-Facing Publishing Sites for Production
In Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft has taken the best concepts and capabilities from an earlier product, Microsoft Content Management Server 2002, and added them to the SharePoint platform. These new capabilities, known as Web content management (WCM), facilitate the creation of content-centric sites on the SharePoint platform. Although they are SharePoint sites at their core, these sites have additional functionality that is facilitated by publishing features. These SharePoint features add special libraries and lists to SharePoint sites. Sites on which the publishing features are activated are known as publishing sites.
Publishing sites adhere to most, if not all, of the prescriptive guidance and generally accepted best practices for SharePoint sites. However, because of the non-collaborative nature of publishing sites and their generally larger audience, they require additional considerations and planning to be implemented successfully.
This article addresses many areas that are specific to deploying successful and scalable publishing sites in the enterprise.