There are few features of SharePoint promising more benefits for stakeholders than the Managed Metadata Service (MMS). Many high value implementations of SharePoint, for example, enterprise-wide document search, content management, and/or any of the most common methods of supporting governance, risk and compliance (GRC) activities, depend upon a successful implementation of MMS.
We offer three specialized sets of training (“DVDs”: please note: despite the name, we no longer ship this content on DVD media. All content delivery is made via secure download) on MMS. SharePoint communities interested in successfully implementing this method of identifying content stored in SharePoint by business component (taxonomy) should consider purchasing the entire set to ensure implementation efforts deliver on their promise.
The first of these sets was created for us by Mike Doane in 2012, SharePoint 2010: Taxonomy Management. I’m keen on this set for three reasons:
- The procedures demonstrated in this set, though captured from a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition environment, all work fine for SharePoint 2013, Enterprise Edition, as well
- The presentation includes lots of technical procedures. SharePoint administrators, developers, designers and architects will all need this level of granularity as they go about the process of building a useful MMS feature for specific organizations
- Mike Doane clearly links the MMS feature with the concept of taxonomy. I strongly believe communities of SharePoint users should undertake the work required to build a custom taxonomy reflective of the important components of their respective organizations
The second “DVD” in this set is authored by Chris McNulty, of Dell and titled SharePoint 2013: Managed Metadata and Content Management. The content presented in this set is more conceptual. But SharePoint stakeholders with a need to learn how MMS can be used to power a high value enterprise content management (ECM) effort with SharePoint will find a lot of what they need in this set.
The third and final “DVD” in this set is authored by John Holliday. The title of this set is SharePoint 2013: Records Management. Once again, the technical detail in this set is pretty granular. Therefore, administrators, and other SharePoint users playing a role in implementing SharePoint 2013 for a records management scenario should get the information they need to succeed from this set.
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