Thus far, this book has discussed components that can help you organize information in a SharePoint site. You should now know how to create lists and libraries, and assign metadata values to content items. You should also know how to associate business processes with lists and libraries so that you can track, review, and approve items in a consistent and automatic manner. Using this functionality in your work environment means that you spend more time doing actual work, rather than searching in disorganized filing systems.
This chapter takes the concepts discussed thus far and brings them together to create an information management package that ties to your content. It covers topics including:
What a content type is and why it is such an important part of SharePoint 2007
The various content types you can create
Hands-on examples of creating the major content types
Best practices for creating and managing content types for your organization
After reading this chapter, you should feel comfortable creating content types suitable for efficiently managing the information that is vital to your organization.