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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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Creating a Term Set

A Term Set is a collection of pertinent words that define the language your business uses. Term Sets are the language of your business. Every business has its own terminology and this becomes the metadata that enables communication between information workers in the company.

Take the example of a doctor's visit. Typically, there are hundreds of physical folders that contain patient name and history. Forms containing every type of malady, approval, and diagnosis make up these folders. The folders are categorized by name and a specific assigned ID. Doctors give orders to nurses in a language we do not understand (neither can we pronounce). All of this information makes up the health care metadata.

This metadata can come from many places such as defined terminology, folder structures, and forms. The way to structure this for it to be available to a SharePoint system is through the use of Term Sets.

In this recipe, we will show how to utilize the Term Store Management tool...