Content Management Server 2001 and Commerce Server 2000 are integrated through a Content Management Server feature called Content Connector. Content Connector provides integration between the two servers, enabling the management of content and personalization for e-commerce sites. Figure 1 shows a diagram that defines how the Content Connector serves to make Content Management Server and Commerce Server work together.
It's Microsoft's contention that this architecture makes the management and administration of content so easy that even a businessperson could handle it. After seeing a demonstration, it's clear that if the businessperson has a strong grounding in how to work with graphical interfaces and the tasks involved in posting and managing content, it is a credible claim. For any businessperson who is not familiar with the Internet or hasn't any experience working with a browser in detail, the process will require training and support.
Figure 1 The role of the Content Connector in unifying the Content Management and Commerce Servers.