Mapping MCMS terminology to MOSS

Those that currently develop MCMS 2002 sites and want to move over to MOSS 2007, will need to understand the equivalent terminology in the new platform. The information below provides a list of MCMS terms and their equivalent term in MOSS 2007.

MCMS 2002 MOSS 2007
Template definition Content Type
Template page (.ASPX) Page Layout
Content placeholder List Column
Placeholder controls Web controls
Posting Page
Channel Site
Resource gallery Document library, picture library
Basic built-in workflow Windows Workflow Framework (WF)

Other equivalences that you will need to become familiar with would be the namespace changes. A good article on the API differences is on the MSDN site.

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