Spencer Harbar, an MCSD for Microsoft .NET, MCSE and MVP for MCMS, has over twelve years commercial experience of architecture, design, development, deployment, and operational support of web-based applications and hosting platforms for some of Europe's largest organisations.
Spencer maintains www.mcmsfaq.com: an MCMS resources portal, and is active in the public newsgroups. His experience of MCMS goes back to the days of NCompass Resolution, and he has been involved in many enterprise implementations.
Currently working as an independent consultant, Spencer delivers enterprise content management and portal systems architecture, design, development, and deployment solutions, application security best practices, threat modeling, and the implementation of highly available Windows-Server-System-based hosting platforms.
Product expertise includes MCMS, SharePoint Technologies, IIS, SQL Server, Commerce Server and BizTalk Server, Windows Security, PKI, and High Availability.
Selected clients include Barclays Bank, Scottish Power plc, HBOS, Microsoft, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Centrica, Clifford Chance, The Automobile Association, and BASF.
Spencer resides in Edinburgh, UK.
Lim Mei Ying is a Senior Consultant with Avanade and has extensive experience in setting up MCMS systems at the enterprise level. She has spent many hours figuring out the dos and don'ts of the product, and enjoys finding new ways to solve MCMS-related problems.
She contributes actively to the newsgroup community and is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Content Management Server. Mei Ying lives on the sunny island of Singapore and blogs at http://meiyinglim.blogspot.com. She also co-authored the earlier book, Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server (ISBN 1-904811-16-7, Packt Publishing).
Thanks to my husband, Louis, for the much needed support throughout the many months of writing. Special thanks to my family and friends for their encouragement.
Stefan Goßner works for Microsoft as an Escalation Engineer in the Developer Support department. He provides customers with technical solutions to problems related to Microsoft Internet Server Products. Stefan has a wide understanding of all areas of MCMS.
His contributions to the newsgroup have helped many people to implement MCMS solutions in corporations around the globe to the point where it has been said that if you don't know Stefan, then you're probably new to MCMS.
Stefan maintains a huge MCMS 2002 FAQ on the Microsoft website, and provides MCMS tips and tricks on his personal blog http://blogs.technet.com/stefan_gossner.
Stefan has also written the books Building Websites With Microsoft Content Management Server (ISBN 1-904811-16-7, Packt Publishing), and Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development (ISBN 1-904811-53-1, Packt Publishing).
He lives in Munich, Germany, and can be reached at
I would like to thank my girlfriend Michaela, for her support throughout months of writing, reviewing, and coding for the book. Also many thanks to my friends in the MCMS Support Teams worldwide and to my friends in the MCMS product team in the US.