Join Gary Yeoman for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining taxonomy in SharePoint, part of Designing a SharePoint Taxonomy.
- There are several factors that influence the design of a SharePoint taxonomy. But before we delve into the various factors that can influence a design, let's understand what taxonomy means in terms of SharePoint. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a taxonomy is a way of categorizing or classifying things. In SharePoint, this simply means organizing how documents and data are stored. When designing a SharePoint taxonomy, it is important to have an information architecture that people can understand.
This means keeping functional and related content together and providing a clear navigation and categorization structure that enables users to find content efficiently. Ensuring that users only have access to the content they are authorized to work with and applying any organizational auditing or retention policies should also be included in the design. Ultimately, a SharePoint taxonomy should enable users to work efficiently and according to organizational policy and be easy to manage and maintain.
- What is SharePoint taxonomy?
- Creating multiple libraries
- Using metadata
- Creating custom lists
- Working with columns
- Evaluating design choices