Working with Content Types
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:
- What a content type is and why it is such an important part of SharePoint
- The various content types you can create
- How to create the major content types
- What a content type hub is and why you might use it
- Best practices for creating and managing content types for your organization
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Thus far, this book has discussed components that can help you organize information in a SharePoint site. You should now know how to create list and library apps, 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 trying to locate information 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. After reading this chapter, you should feel comfortable creating content types suitable for efficiently managing the information that is vital to your organization.