Microsoft Corp. is launching Content Management Server (CMS) 2002, part of the Microsoft .NET Enterprise Server family, which also includes BizTalk Server, Commerce Server and SharePoint Portal Server. Microsoft has invested in Content Management Server to provide deeper integration with Microsoft .NET and support for industry standards, resulting in a more extensible and flexible Web content management solution. Integration with the .NET Framework and Visual Studio .NET provide developers with an environment to rapidly build and assemble content management-enabled Web applications and content-driven Web services. Integration with Microsoft Office improves business user productivity by allowing content creation and direct Web publishing from Microsoft Word. Also new in Content Management Server 2002 are: deep integration with Visual Studio, native support for managing XML content and XML Web services, and faster time to deploy. Content Management Server 2002 will retail for $42,000 per CPU (reseller prices may vary) and will be generally available by the end of the year.