Hi, I'm Cern McAtee, a technical writer for Office SharePoint Server 2007. I'm pleased to announce that the Office SharePoint Server 2007 content team and the Global Readiness team have combined efforts to write and publish a new walkthrough guide for content deployment: End-to-End Content Deployment Walkthrough.

What's covered

This downloadable guide is aimed at IT pros planning to use content deployment with their enterprise sites using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The guide takes you through the steps for setting up source and destination site collections, creating a deployment path and job, and then running the job to see how it populates the destination site collection with the content from the source site collection. One important thing to note when it comes to doing content deployment is that when you first set it up, the destination site collection must be empty. You can create the destination site collection using either the Blank site template, or by using the Stsadm createsite operation to create an empty site.

In addition to the walkthrough, we have also published a set of topics about Administering Web content management that cover publishing and content deployment operations. These topics are intended for IT pros who manage publishing and content deployment for their enterprise sites. More WCM topics that cover cache settings and profiles, document conversion, and variations will be published soon.

Send your feedback

We're very excited about publishing this walkthrough guide and the new WCM content, and we're especially interested in your feedback on this new content. There are three ways you can provide feedback on this content: First, in each topic you will find a "Click to Rate and Give Feedback" control with a text box for supplying feedback. Second, you can send us mail at o12ITdx at Microsoft.com. Third, you can use the "Leave a Comment" interface in this blog to provide comments, either about this blog entry or about the newly published content.

We look forward to hearing from you and to continuing to improve this content in partnership with you!

Thanks,

Cern McAtee
SharePoint Enterprise Solutions content team