Chris McNulty of Dell has authored a video tutorial course, Managed Metadata and Content Management. This course is hosted on SharePoint-Videos.com and is available for purchase for local viewing by individuals and/or groups.
Chris’ course is distilled from an online class on this topic, which was offered earlier in 2013. Any subscriber to SharePoint-Videos.com can also access all of the content included in this video tutorial course.
As I’ve written earlier in this blog on numerous occasions, the scope of SharePoint as a true enterprise application capable of successfully filling the role of a document repository should attract the interest of any organization, within a regulated business, tasked with performing the role of regulatory compliance manager for the enterprise. SharePoint’s Managed Metadata Service (MMS) is a critically important component of any system built to support the efforts of this type of group.
As Chris notes in the opening video tutorial of this course, SharePoint 2013 can ” . . . certainly be considered Managed Metadata 2.0 . . . as MMS, at its core, was first included in the 2010 release [of SharePoint Server]”. Therefore, Compliance stakeholders (or, any group committed to implementing an enterprise content management computing structure on SharePoint) should look closely at SharePoint 2013. As Chris McNulty notes ” . . . Microsoft® has sanded off the rough edges [of earlier versions of MMS] . . . ” with this release.
Taxonomy is a method of building categories for data. Metadata tagging is a method of organizing data, but without categories (really a structural semantical architecture for data capable of reflecting the operation of an organization) organizing data, as Chris mentions in this opening video tutorial, can be a useless exercise.
The title of the first video tutorial in this set is Managed Metadata Topics Overview. The information presented in this video is not granular. So stakeholders will likely find the material to be very accessible.
Of course, there is a considerable amount of money to be saved, for regulated businesses, via a successful implementation of SharePoint’s MMS for compliance reporting. We think our course, together with some earlier presentations on the same topic can provide a highly useful training curriculum about how to correctly build key components of these systems. Please contact us for more information.
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