SharePoint Server 2007 makes business users more independent in their content publishing activities and offers them better collaboration tools. Although Content Management Server (CMS) 2002 addressed the requirements necessary to build a content managed website, you often needed to extend the platform using the Publishing API, known as PAPI. SharePoint Server 2007 has both improved most of the Content Management Server 2002's features and reduced the need for development using the API. The following table covers the most common CMS features and their SharePoint 2007 equivalents.
|CMS||SharePoint 2007 Equivalent|
|Content publishing included template galleries, resource galleries, template.||This is now publishing pages, webs, page layouts, image and document libraries.|
|CMS is no longer supported.||SharePoint is integrated with Windows Workflow Foundation.|
|CMS supported authoring connector.||SharePoint can convert Microsoft Office System documents to HTML.|
|Offered template-based rendering feature.||Offers template-based rendering features as well as master pages and page layouts. .ASPX pages are similar to CMS template files.|
|Channel functionality and postings.||Channel functionality is now in sites or SPWeb properties (that developers can access). Postings are publishing page objects.|
So, how can WCM work in your situation? If your company headquarters is in one part of the world, with support teams in other locations, your employees can still collaborate by accessing ...