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.

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 implementing 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, as well as cache settings and profiles, document conversion, and variations. These topics are intended for IT pros who manage publishing and content deployment for their enterprise sites.

But wait, there's more! We have also launched the Web Content Management Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007. The center resources for IT pros to use in planning and implementing Web content management solutions. You'll find links to featured content on TechNet, community resources, and other blogs, as well as to videos, Webcasts, and podcasts.

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