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Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint® 2010 Development in 24 Hours by Vinu Santhakumari, Manpreet Singh, Sohail Sayed

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Synchronizing Content Types with the Content Type Publishing Hubs

While creating a new instance of the Managed Metadata Service, you must have noticed a section to configure the Content Type hub. Another essential function of the Managed Metadata Service is to allow you to share content types across site collections and web applications. Historically, in SharePoint, content types were restricted to use only within a site collection. Using content types consistently across a farm was troublesome and not supported as well. Fortunately, things have changed in SharePoint 2010, and the Managed Metadata Service now makes this possible.

Content type synchronization across site collections is based on a hub and spoke model. A content type publishing ...

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