Metadata as a Navigation Aid

One of the primary reasons that organizations put time and effort into creating taxonomies and enforcing their use is to help knowledge workers quickly and precisely locate the documents they are looking for.

Metadata navigation is a powerful tool available in SharePoint Server 2010 Standard or Enterprise, and involves the configuration of hierarchy fields, key filters, and the management of column indices to facilitate browsing for specific types of content within a document library and creating filters to limit the results.

The terminology is a bit confusing, so the best way to understand how it works is to experiment with it. The following example walks through the process of creating a new document library, ...

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