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  • Hi,

    Can anyone please explain the managed metadata service.why we use this service what is the purpose.Can anyone please explain with business example.

    Regards,

    praveen  

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:16 AM

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  • It allows rich tagging of your content to aid search and can also be used in navigation. 

    Decent tagging is essential to make sure your data can be found either through search, or by filtering in views and other aggregation components. 

    It would be impractical for me to implement a proper taxonomy of my site content through choice or lookup fields. I want something more powerful than that that can handle many more terms without a performance hit. The metadata fields allow a user to start entering a term and fill in the  term as they type or select from a pre-filled list. It also allows use to capture user designed tags to build up a Folksonomy (a classification system built by the users) which can be turned into a formal taxonomy in time.

    The business reason for this is that there is so much content in modern systems for organisations of any size that without decent classification the useful content cannot be easily found, therefore cannot be used and is a waste of resources.

    http://www.cmswire.com/cms/enterprise-cms/how-sharepoint-2010s-metadata-services-increase-usability-006577.php

     


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    • Proposed as answer by Machindra Salunkhe Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:32 AM
    • Marked as answer by GuYuming Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:45 AM
    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:23 AM

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  • It allows rich tagging of your content to aid search and can also be used in navigation. 

    Decent tagging is essential to make sure your data can be found either through search, or by filtering in views and other aggregation components. 

    It would be impractical for me to implement a proper taxonomy of my site content through choice or lookup fields. I want something more powerful than that that can handle many more terms without a performance hit. The metadata fields allow a user to start entering a term and fill in the  term as they type or select from a pre-filled list. It also allows use to capture user designed tags to build up a Folksonomy (a classification system built by the users) which can be turned into a formal taxonomy in time.

    The business reason for this is that there is so much content in modern systems for organisations of any size that without decent classification the useful content cannot be easily found, therefore cannot be used and is a waste of resources.

    http://www.cmswire.com/cms/enterprise-cms/how-sharepoint-2010s-metadata-services-increase-usability-006577.php

     


    w: http://www.the-north.com/sharepoint | t: @JMcAllisterCH | c: http://www.b-i.com

    • Proposed as answer by Machindra Salunkhe Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:32 AM
    • Marked as answer by GuYuming Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:45 AM
    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:23 AM
  • Hi Praveenrangu,

    When you enable managed metadata in your SharePoint Server 2010 application, a managed metadata service and connection are created automatically. The service identifies the database to be used as the term store, and the connection provides access to the service. When you create new managed terms, or when users add enterprise keywords, these terms are stored in the database that is specified in the managed metadata service. When you publish a managed metadata service, a URL to the service is created. Before an administrator can create a connection to the service from another Web application, the administrator must know the URL of the service.

    In addition to sharing managed metadata, you can also use the managed metadata service to share content types. By creating a new managed metadata service and specifying a site collection as the content type hub, you can share all content types in the site collection’s content type gallery. The content type information that is shared includes columns, workflow associations, and policies.

    Regards,

    Machindra Salunkhe

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:32 AM