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:
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.
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1. Introduction To Portals.
Rise of the Portal.
Types of Portals.
Benefits of Portals.
Attributes of Portals.
Look and Feel.
Database and Other Repositories.
Support for Transactions.
Portal Solution Requirements Table.
Putting the .NET Portal Together.
The Microsoft Portal Perspective.
Microsoft Office Group.
Microsoft Enterprise Software Group.
Microsoft Online Properties.
Fundamental Portal Elements.
Optional Portal Elements.
Third Party Portal Elements.
Future Evolution of Portal Platform to Juniper and Beyond.
Migration of Server Products to .NET.
Conclusion: A Two-Pronged Portal Effect.
What Was Life Like Before Web Services?
What Are Web Services?
When Does It Make Sense to Develop/Deploy a Web Service?
How Do Web Services Fit Into the Portal?
Sample Web Service.
Web Service Benefits.
The .NET Fundamentals.
Building Blocks of the .NET Framework.
.NET versus Other Applications.
The Portal Architecture.
The Portal Framework.
Common Security Issues.
Building Blocks of Secure Application.
Authentication and Authorization Flow.
IIS Authentication Methods.
ASP .NET Authentication Methods.
Web Services Authentication.
ASP .NET Process Identity.
Code Access Security and .NET Framework.
Microsoft SQL Server Security.
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000.
Desigining a Security Strategy.
Security Model Changes in Windows Server 2000.
Example: Securing an Intranet or Extranet Portal.
Identifying Key User Groups.
Creating User Profiles with Self Registration.
Self Registration with Commerce Server 2002.
Administering the Profile.
Tracking Anonymous Users.
Defining SPS Profiles.
SharePoint Single Sign-On.
Analyzing Profile and Data.
The Personalization Cycle.
Creating Content for Personalization.
Personalizing Homepage Content.
Subscriptions, Notifications and Alerts.
Advertising Based on Profiles.
Getting More Out of Personalization.
Measuring Return on Investment for Content Management.
Content Management Options.
Site Framework For Content Management.
Content Management Server Overview.
Site Framework for Content Management Server.
Sharing the Portal Site in MCMS.
Content Creation and Approval Process.
Web Page Workflow Implementation.
Enabling Security on MCMS.
.NET and Web Services Integration.
Content Management in SharePoint.
Integrating SharePoint with Microsoft Content Management Server.
Custom Content Management.
What Is Taxonomy?
Taxonomy Best Practices.
Ways to Instantiate Taxonomies.
Business Value of the Taxonomy.
Providing Intelligent Forms.
SharePoint Portal Server and EAI.
Integration with Custom Code.
Accelerators and Third Party Tools.
Benefits of Business Integration.
The Human Side of Collaboration.
SharePoint Version 2 Paradigm.
Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server.
Creating a Basic Collaboration Site.
Creating a Discussion Board.
Enabling Self-Service Site Creation.
Understanding Web Parts.
Integrating SharePoint Portal Server with Content Management Server.
Microsoft Indexing Service.
Managing Search Settings in SharePoint Portal Server.
Managing Search Schedules.
Managing Search Scopes.
Scaling Up Your Search Solution.
Planning for Scalability.
Scaling Up and Out.
Server Operating System.
Scaling Up Your Search Solution.
Database Repository—SQL Server.
ASP .NET Optimization.
Performance Testing with the Web Application Center Test.
Hosting for Scalability.
Additional Scalability Information.
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