Building Portals with Microsoft.Net

Building Portals with Microsoft.Net

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The title mentions portals, intranets and corporate web sites. But the emphasis in the text is clearly on portals. Where perhaps these might be regarded as special types of corporate web sites. Townsend divides his book into two sections. The first deals mostly at the functional level. By defining what 'portal' means in this book. This functionality also includes the optional but probably preferred offering of a Web Service. He points out that many current portals lack this. Yet it seems the way to go. The promise is that a portal becomes more than just a collection of web pages for manual perusal by the visitor. If you furnish a Web Service, it permits the programmatic aggregation of services, by other entities on the Internet. Townsend devotes some space to showing how this is possible under .NET. Not in the least because Microsoft has standardised on using XML as the lingua franca for formatting data passed between .NET entities on a network. The second section of the text delves into an implementation of this functionality. It describes the numerous Microsoft offerings, like the Content Management Server or the SQL Server 2000, and how these can be stitched together into a portal. Everything in this section is specific to Microsoft. While the first section can be read as a general description of portals.