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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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Overview of Categories

SharePoint Portal Server provides the ability to organize documents with a feature called categories. Categories are helpful when users do not know where specific documents are stored, giving them the ability to search by a specific topic.

The association of documents and subjects provides a logical structure of the information through the dashboard site. It is imperative that the category structure strategy is in place and caters to the requirements of its users. This chapter will explain how to plan, create, and manage a category structure.

Categories are an optional feature in SharePoint Portal Server, but are often or best used when documents relate to a specific subject. A sound category structure increases the ability ...

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