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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Unleashed by Michael Noel, Colin Spence

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Creating and Using Managed Metadata

Managed metadata was described from a high level in Chapter 18, “SharePoint Foundation Versus SharePoint Server 2010,” in the section titled “Service Applications Available in the Different Versions of SharePoint 2010.” This section builds on the basic concepts presented in that section and gives an example of creating managed metadata and how it can be used to make centrally managed metadata available to multiple site collections.

Managed Metadata Service is a service application managed and accessed from the Central Administration site. For testing purposes, it is generally a good idea to create a new service application, by completing the following steps. The first step is to set a content type, then ...

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