Microsoft Content Management Server

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Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) is a discontinued Microsoft product intended for small to medium enterprises that require content management functionality on their web site, intranet or portal.


Microsoft Content Management Server was originally developed by a Canadian software company named NCompass Labs Inc. It was first marketed as ActiveEnterprise in 1997[1] and later changed its name to NCompass Resolution.[2] In 2001 NCompass Labs was purchased by Microsoft for $36 million dollars[3] and the product was re-released under MCMS branding. [4]

MCMS 2002[edit]

Some of the features offered by this product:[4]

  • Inline content-editing
  • Built-in security model for authors, editors, moderators, template designers, channel managers, and administrators
  • Integrates with Visual Studio, Visual Studio .NET 2003 and Visual Studio 2005
  • Some out-of-the-box placeholders (which are essentially editable portions of a page)
  • Support for multi-language content through parallel channel an connected posting
  • Customizable workflow


The web content management capabilities of MCMS 2002 were integrated into Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.[5] New functionality such as Enterprise Content Management, Business Intelligence, and search has also been included. Mainstream support ended 14 April 2009, and extended support ended 8 April 2014.[6]

External links[edit]


  • Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server[7]
  • Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development[8]
  • Enhancing Microsoft Content Management Server with ASP.NET[9]


  1. ^ "NCompass Labs Inc. Secures U.S. $8.5 Million in Second Round Venture Financing; Latest Funding Round Catapults Start-up Into Forefront of Intranet Market. - Free Online Library". Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  2. ^ "NCompass Labs Launches Resolution 3.0". Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  3. ^ Tarsala, Mike. "Microsoft to acquire NCompass Labs". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  4. ^ a b English, Bill; Londer, Olga; Bleeker, Todd; Cawood, Stephen (2004). Microsoft Content Management Server 2002: A Complete Guide. Addison-Wesley Professional. p. 27. ISBN 9780321194442. ncompass labs content management server.
  5. ^ "SharePoint Whitepaper: Web Content Management". Microsoft Download Center. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  6. ^ "Microsoft announces support extension for Microsoft Content Management Server 2002". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
  7. ^ "Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server".
  8. ^ "Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development".
  9. ^ "Enhancing Microsoft Content Management Server with ASP.NET 2.0".