Andrew Connell

SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata - About the series...

I've worked on a few books around SharePoint in the 2007 & 2010 release. My focus is typically around core SharePoint development and the entire Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space, specifically Web Content Management (WCM) going back to my Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) 2002 days. I entertained plans to work on a SharePoint 2010 ECM book but took a pass this time around due to various reasons.

This post is part of a series on SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata. The other posts in this series can be found here: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata

I’ve worked on a few books around SharePoint in the 2007 & 2010 release. My focus is typically around core SharePoint development and the entire Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space, specifically Web Content Management (WCM) going back to my Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) 2002 days. I entertained plans to work on a SharePoint 2010 ECM book but took a pass this time around due to various reasons.

While I’ve decided that I do not want to write a book on the subject, I still had some stuff I wanted to say that wasn’t your typical “how to” & reference book content, but I wanted to include my take on it. So this time around I am going to put these thoughts here on my blog… what better place! Best of all, there’s no book you’ve got to wait for or to take up more space on your desk! Plus, I get to say what I want to say… no technical editor suggesting I have to rephrase something… my voice :)

One thing this means is that you might see me regurgitate some information that others blogged about or that you’ll find on TechNet. This is what you’d see if you picked up a book on the subject. When you see something like that just remember back to this post and think “that’s right, this is AC’s ‘book’.”

The first thing that is the crucial piece to both ECM & WCM in SharePoint 2010 is Managed Metadata. I’ve been wanting to do a series on Managed Metadata in SharePoint 2010 for quite some time. What will follow in a few subsequent posts could likely be found on other people’s blogs or in SharePoint documentation on MSDN & TechNet. The reason why I’m writing it is because I seem to keep getting the question over and over that goes something like “I know what it is, but what is your take on SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata?”

So here you go, this is my take…

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.