ECM canvas has been expanded today's world if you want to know ECM feature in Microsoft Office Sharepoint Portal Server 2007 then this is the right place for you. I won’t go into such details how others are doing in this domain like IBM’s FileNet, I might consider writing something about it in other posts.
Just focusing on Microsoft ECM(Enterprise Content Management)-Content Management includes managing business information in managed repository for web browser delivery , Content management provides a controlled authoring environment, branding, publishing environments. Now the term Content management is very clear to understand.
Now when you include Record management, Web Content Management and document management under one roof that is called Enterprise Content Management where Web Content Management is purely content authoring activity, that includes internet, extranet and intranet environment, as with ECM you can use workflow to manage ECM processes, however – these workflows focus on only content authoring and approval activity.
I have exploited many ECM features provided by Microsoft Sharepoint Server. I have used many feature where I didn’t change my environment I just had to define my content schedule in sharepoint, and I can get my authored content in draft version and then published version and automatically once content authoring activity is done then after final approval the entire site collection was automatically dumped on another site collection which was a online portal, it was user facing area.
I will show you few screenshots, which was completed while I was doing this activity.
First you need to create content deployment path in which you will mention from here to there means very simple, from one site collection ideally it’s a local intranet portal to another site collection means internet facing site path.
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