What is CMS!

What is CMS!

Lol.. This should have really been called what is a Content Management System. I learned SharePoint before learning what a Content Management System was.. See, I didn’t understand the rules or the methodologies that were in place. I didn’t understand how to architect a CMS solution because my own learning had never addressed the issue. I read governance guides that told me things like how many items should go in a list. Don’t get me wrong. They were helpful. But, alas, something was missing. Then, I began to “discover” architecture. I began reading books that were written decades ago with best practices and templates already laid out. Suddenly, I became a hero to sites à I would show up again and again with a core methodology that would amaze people. It seemed so clear, so new, so efficient for those who heard it.


Truth be told, I was just rehashing best practices. Here, you start out right by learning what a Content Management System is from a practitioner’s point of view. We see the core fundamental components of a CMS system, so that we can learn any CMS and know what to look for.


We also learn of 3 things that should be in every CMS. Hope you like the series that I wrote.

What is a Content Management System
What is CMS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOOXlcxVMX4&feature=plcp
3 things you better know about CMS to avoid disaster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIIrfEzm68Q&feature=plcp
Wrapping up the CMS series http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6UcXiUZw6Y&feature=plcp