[cross posted on the SharePoint Team Blog]

It's exciting to see customers using SharePoint for their Internet sites. We've seen some great success stories and big companies choosing SharePoint for their web content management solution. While SharePoint offers a rich set of capabilities out-of-the-box, customers want to add new functionality, customize the look and feel and add business specific logic. This requires a deep understanding of the SharePoint web content management (WCM) capabilities.

I'm happy to announce that Andrew Connell, a SharePoint MVP, has written a book titled "Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building Publishing Sites with Office SharePoint Server 2007", the first of its kind to cover design, development and deployment of SharePoint WCM solutions. I've known Andrew for several years now so when he asked me to write the foreword, I said yes immediately - I knew Andrew would deliver high quality content that would benefit the SharePoint community. He's a well-known expert in the field and has created some great content for the community. One of his most popular WCM blog postings is where he consolidated SharePoint WCM resources. We will also be posting a couple chapters from the book on MSDN to give you a sneak peak! While the book will be available shortly after this TechEd, we will have the first 1400 copies of the book at TechEd that we'll be giving away.

So keep your eyes open when the book releases! If you're coming to TechEd, swing by the SharePoint booth for a chance to get a copy and have Andrew sign it for you! See you at TechEd.