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White paper: Managing enterprise metadata with content types

Office 2007

Updated: October 4, 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2007-10-04

By managing its metadata, an enterprise can promote the consistency of the information used across all its teams, make it easier to store and retrieve information, and make its information more searchable. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 include a set of features that define the metadata properties of each type of content and promote the consistent and effective use of metadata across an enterprise's content.

This white paper, by Office SharePoint Server 2007 MVP Robert Bogue:

  • Describes the metadata challenges that enterprises must deal with, such as balancing the amount of metadata, making metadata consistent across similar types of content, and managing the evolution of metadata.

  • Describes content types, site columns, and other Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 features that facilitate successful enterprise metadata management.

  • Introduces practical techniques for implementing an enterprise metadata strategy using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Read this paper online at:

Managing enterprise metadata with content types (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=101604&clcid=0x409)

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