Building Portals, Intranets, and Corporate Web Sites Using Microsoft Servers is the practical guide to designing, developing, and implementing Web portals using Microsoft servers and the .NET Framework. James J. Townsend provides portal development teams with a working developer's overview of the concepts, technologies, and products used in building successful corporate portals. Readers learn how to create a portal architecture based on Microsoft .NET and integrate multiple server technologies and components to create a powerful portal solution.
After introducing basic concepts in portal development, Townsend describes the Microsoft portal strategy and the importance of Web services to .NET. Readers become familiar with the .NET portal framework and the roles of Microsoft's SQL Server, Commerce Server (MCS), SharePoint Portal Server, BizTalk Server, Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, Content Management Server (MCMS), and related technologies. Key topic coverage includes security feature integration, personalization, content management, enterprise application integration (EAI), collaboration features, providing full search capability, and achieving scalability. A companion Web site features all the source code used in examples throughout the book.
This book provides practical development advice in answer to questions commonly faced by portal developers, such as:
When does it make sense to develop or deploy a Web service? Page 87
Is there a straightforward way to mitigate almost all potential security risks? Page 197
How do you get the most out of personalization? Page 266
How can you measure the return on investment for content management? Page 269
Which is the best online conferencing solution for your organization? Page 403
When and how should you scale up and/or out? Page 446
Building Portals, Intranets, and Corporate Web Sites Using Microsoft Servers shows you how to choose and integrate the right products and build the best portal for your organization.