Microsoft Unveils Content Management Server 2001

Another .NET enabled product has left the stables at Redmond. Content Management Server 2001 promises customers an easy deployment of Web site applications while claiming to offer a scalable and stable solution. The software formerly known as Ncompass by Ncompass Labs is the latest member of Microsoft's highly touted .NET Enterprise Server Family. Recently, thousands of Microsoft powered servers were infected with the 'Code Red' worm leading to significant disruptions in Internet traffic and monetary damages.

Vice President of Microsoft's .NET Solutions Group Chris Atkins stated, "Customers looking for a content management product built for the Microsoft platform now have a clear choice." He continued, "We are extremely excited to bring this high-quality product to a worldwide market, making it easier for customers to quickly and cost-effectively build and deploy dynamic Web sites."

Despite the acclaim Atkins lavished on the software giant's family of servers, Microsoft has been in the security hot seat as of late. The company's server solutions have been plagued with security vulnerabilities since introduction. Over the past week, the Code Red worm infected thousands of host computers running Windows NT and 2000. According to SANS data, nearly 150,000 machines were estimated to have been penetrated by Wednesday.

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The server will be given as a free upgrade for all existing customers who use the product to create and manage dynamic Web sites, and for developers who are signed up to MSDN. Businesses can purchase a fully licensed copy for $39,901 USD. A fully enabled 120-day evaluation version is also available. For more information, visit the Microsoft Content Management Server Homepage.

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