Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of the beta version of Microsoft Content Management Server 2002. Part of the Microsoft .NET Enterprise Server family, including BizTalk Server, SharePoint Portal Server and Commerce Server, Content Management Server 2002 will offer support for XML Web services, enhanced content authoring and site deployment capabilities, and provide developer support through its integration with Visual Studio .NET and support for ASP.NET. Content Management Server 2002 adds direct publishing from Word, .NET and XML Web services support, an application development environment, faster time to deploy, and standards-based interoperability. Developers and customers can find the beta version of Content Management Server 2002 immediately available for download. Content Management Server 2002 is scheduled to be released by the end of this year. www.microsoft.com/cmserver/

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