Chapter 5: Enterprise Content Management
In This Chapter
Getting started with Enterprise Content Management
Dealing with large document libraries
Controlling the lifecycle of your information assets
In the language of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), content is information that you work with in your organization’s day-to-day activities. That information is usually in the form of Office documents — and almost always at the heart of any business process where Office applications rule. In SharePoint, those documents get used heavily for collaborative purposes.
ECM is all about managing the lifecycle of your content — its whole journey through your business processes, from the moment someone dreams it up until it’s put to use. SharePoint Server 2010 and Office 2010 deliver many features that make it easy for end users to participate in the ECM process. Lifecycle management refers to activities such as these:
♦ Creating content
♦ Storing content
♦ Discovering content (that is, finding it as needed, in a timely way)
♦ Sharing content
♦ Working with large quantities of content
♦ Ensuring that your content adheres to your corporate ...