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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Setting up a tag cloud and navigating to the Term Store

Social tagging is a feature of SharePoint 2010 that brings immediate business value. As your users traverse sites, they have the ability to tag pages with the help of the I Like It button, found in the upper right corner of a page. At the same time, other users of the same sites can tag pages.

SharePoint uses tags as a way to help users describe content. As users of a site tag information, these tags accrue as metadata. A database of this metadata is kept within SharePoint. With the new managed metadata service, a user can begin typing in a new tag and a list of suggestions will appear. Users can then either use a suggested tag or create one of their own.

Using a tag cloud, the web part allows ...

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