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Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices by Steve Wright, Karthick Sethunarayanan, Ed Richard, Barry Ralston, Razi bin Rais, Doug Ortiz, Mark Orange, Tahir Naveed, Ed Musters, David Milner, Matthew McDermott, Cory Loriot, Joerg Krause, Ed Hild, Brian Farnhill, Matt Eddinger, Darrin Bishop, Dan Bakmand-Mikalski, Sahil Malik

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C H A P T E R  3

Leveraging Content Types

“A better place to put our content” is the most common and fundamental reason that organizations give when implementing SharePoint. For all of SharePoint's rich capabilities, a SharePoint solution is of very little value without good content. An event in a calendar, a policy document in a library, a news article in a pages library—these are all first and foremost content, and they are each defined and managed within SharePoint using content types. This chapter explores the importance of content types and the role of managed metadata to ensure that SharePoint can become that “better place”—not just a glorified file system and content dumping ground.

The Importance of Content Types and Metadata

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