Microsoft Content Management Server (CMS) is the future of building Web sites. CMS represents a dramatic departure from conventional methods of building and conceptualizing Web sites. CMS offers significant improvement in how Web sites are built and maintained, in terms of both economies of scale and time savings.
Moreover, CMS offers a compelling story that you will learn about as you read this book. There are strong reasons to implement CMS in your environment especially if you manage a large number of Web servers with content that often changes. These reasons include scalability, flexibility, and extensibility of your Web site.
Hence, in this chapter, we will outline the features of CMS and offer reasons for implementing CMS in your environment. CMS is an exciting product, so let's get going!