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Building Content Type Solutions In SharePoint® 2007 by Kevin Martin, David Gerhardt

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Content Type Components

In our experience, document content types are the most prevalent of the content types used in SharePoint solutions, but they are not the only types available. In Chapter 2, ‘Included Content Types,’ we will go into detail about the list of other content types, which includes but is not limited to business intelligence, list, and page layout content types. For the performance appraisal solution, however, the focus is the document content type, and the components for such are as follows:

  • Site columns

  • Document template

  • Document Information Panel

  • Workflows

  • Information management policies

  • Document conversions

Site Columns

Site columns represent the data layer of a content type. They comprise the metadata that gives your document ...

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