How to enforce Alternate Text on Images with MCMS

Although I’m not really a friend on enforcing this for every image – there are always some images in a site which are only there to beautify the site which don’t have a message – here are some tips if you really need to enforce this. There are three dialogs that have to be adjusted:…


Direct access to the MCMS database

Once in a while I see people using code to directly access the MCMS database. Today I found a blog from Chester who wrote a module to do this. Unfortunatelly direct access to the MCMS database without using the MCMS publishing API breaks the Microsoft Support Boundaries for MCMS. With other words: if you are not…


Another IFRAME issue with MCMS

I previously wrote an article that discussed an issue that can occur if an IFRAME is part of the MCMS page. Today Angus pointed me to another issue that can occur if you need to display an MCMS site in an IFRAME of another site. For presentation mode there are no problems but as soon…


About the MCMS.Rapid Web cast

This was the first time that I got a full impression about what can be done with MCMS.Rapid. Actually this is really a great product filling many of the feature gaps MCMS has out of the box. The most interesting thing I saw was the SharePoint Webpart like modeling of templates. No VS.NET and no…


FAQ Update

Today I have uploaded the latest version of the MCMS 2002 FAQ to the Microsoft Website. Here are the links to access the FAQ: Html Version CHM Version (perfect as offline version)


Creating scalable applications using the CmsApplicationContext

MCMS context objects are not really designed for long running scenarios. Usually long running application need to take care on releasing unused resources and do housekeeping. Unfortunatelly MCMS context objects do not have such features implemented. Allocated resources are only released when the MCMS context is destroyed. From a historical point of view this is…


New MCMS article live on MSDN

A new MCMS article is live on MSDN: Enabling SSL Protection on MCMS Sites Complete list of all available Articles, Whitepapers and other useful stuff can be found here.


Blogmap – do you know who blogs in your neighborhood?

Through Angus I just got pointed to Blogmap which allows you to see where individual bloggers are geographically located. Would you like to see where I’m located and who else in my area is blogging? Then have a look here:


Dealing with links to deleted resources

A common problem is that a resource gallery items might be deleted which is still being used in some postings. On the live site this will cause broken images and/or attachments and during authoring non-Administrators will see an error message. To resolve this problem all links to the deleted resource gallery items have to be…