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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2.0: Expert Cookbook by Yaroslav Pentsarskyy

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Managing the use of content types in lists

The Content Type feature in SharePoint allows you to define a specific type of content and associated metadata fields, and make this content type available to a variety of lists and libraries. Since all of the rules were defined in an associated content type, users will not need to define those rules again for each list which uses the content type.

This powerful concept makes content types incredibly popular in many organizations.

As your site goes through its life cycle, your business users will ask you to modify the content type or add a new one and associate it to a variety of lists. When using the SharePoint 2010 user interface, the provisioning process could take a very long time. Let's see how much ...

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