Planning and Configuring Managed Metadata

In this chapter, we're going to discuss one of the more powerful aspects of SharePoint—metadata. We're all familiar with the information we're putting into SharePoint Online in the form of documents, spreadsheets, images, and such. Metadata is the detailed information about the documents and artifacts, either stored as part of the document or in additional fields somewhere in SharePoint Online.

A document might be about a particular business process, but the metadata about the document will include such things as the author's name, department, the date the document was created or updated, the subject of the document, or keywords and phrases that we might use when searching for the document. Organizing ...

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