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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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Setting up a tag cloud and navigating to the Term Store

Social tagging is a feature of SharePoint 2010 that brings immediate business value. As your users traverse sites, they have the ability to tag pages with the help of the I Like It button, found in the upper right corner of a page. At the same time, other users of the same sites can tag pages.

SharePoint uses tags as a way to help users describe content. As users of a site tag information, these tags accrue as metadata. A database of this metadata is kept within SharePoint. With the new managed metadata service, a user can begin typing in a new tag and a list of suggestions will appear. Users can then either use a suggested tag or create one of their own.

Using a tag cloud, the web part allows the user to see all their tags, and each tag is presented as a link to the associated content. This becomes a navigational component.

In this recipe, we will see how to set up a tag cloud and the associated Term Store it consumes. This will give...