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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By : Peter Serzo
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By: Peter Serzo

Overview of this book

Collaboration and content management are the major business needs of every organization in this increasingly global and connected environment. Microsoft SharePoint is a solution to these needs that offers a software platform that facilitates collaboration and provides content management features for the effective implementation of business processes. With a vast amount of functionality available with SharePoint, it is easy to get confused in carrying out administrative tasks. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook starts off by demonstrating the various upgrading and post-upgrading tasks to be performed in SharePoint 2010. Next come recipes for managing SharePoint service-level applications and for monitoring the SharePoint environment. The book introduces one of the best new tools that should be in your arsenal, PowerShell, and the commands you will need to script your tasks with Powershell. Collaboration and content management are the most important features of SharePoint and this book contains many recipes that focus on improving them. Enterprise monitoring and reporting are also covered in detail so that you can ensure that your SharePoint implementation is up and running all the time. You will find recipes to manage and customize SharePoint Search. When you are half way through the book, you will explore more advanced and interesting topics such as customizing and securing the SharePoint environment. You will learn to extend SharePoint to include features similar to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, the book covers backup and recovery solutions for SharePoint so that you can ensure that your system is protected from data loss and virus attacks.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook
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Adding a column with the property of Managed Metadata

Managed Metadata gives organizations the capability of using a common terminology across the enterprise. When properly utilized, Managed Metadata will contain the language a company speaks. There are many terms that refer to a base term and Managed Metadata does the work of standardizing the "slang" of a company.

An example of this is the term North America. It is referred to as NA, United States, or Canada. Set up properly, the base term can be NA, but any of the aforementioned terms can be put in by the user.

All of this data is saved in what is called a Term Store. The Term Store as we have seen in previous recipes is a repository where that data is stored and configured.

In order for users to leverage this data, it must be input somewhere at the site level as a function of metadata. This is done via content types, document libraries, and lists.

This recipe will show how to add a managed metadata column in a list.

Getting ready

User must...