Chapter 10. ECM: Document Management


  • New Enterprise Content Management document management features

  • Managing a taxonomy for your organization and publishing content types for site collections or SharePoint farms with the managed metadata store

  • New features of the Document Center and document library

  • Implementing the members of Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy that allow developers to create custom solutions and extend the ECM framework

SharePoint Server 2010 provides many rich features that allow organizations to define an information architecture that is flexible yet powerful. With proper planning of content types, libraries, and managed metadata, you can secure manageability that will pay dividends as you accumulate content of all types, both structured and unstructured. Developers can make use of an extensive object model to then extend this capability to our existing applications, as well as create custom solutions hosted on SharePoint.

There is an explosion in the types of content that exist in organizations today. Examples include documents, digital assets, reports, web content, and social content. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is the process of making sense of and bringing compliance to the massive amount of this electronic content that is stored on internal networks, external networks, the cloud, and SharePoint Server. In this chapter, the focus will be on managing documents; however, to do so, you will explore technologies and programming interfaces ...

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