Layer 2 GmbH

Taxonomy Manager for SharePoint 2010 - Term Life-Cycle Management

by Layer 2 GmbH

Taxonomy-based item and document classification in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 helps users to find the information they need much faster, it gives context to the cloud, connect users to social networks, provides portal-wide activity feeds and enables a new way to access information – independent of the storage location. The Taxonomy Manager offers a complete taxonomy life-cycle management application to import, create, deploy, improve and export terms. Additionally it extends the term store to add more advanced attributes to terms, e.g. classification rules and related terms. Tag rules are used for automated or semi-automated content classification tools like Auto-Tagger and Tag Suggester.

* Advanced import features: Support of additional formats to import free and commercially available taxonomies, e.g. SKOS. Out-of-the-box SharePoint supports CSV only, localization and synonyms are not supported by default.

* Export feature: Taxonomy Manager allows exporting SharePoint-based corporate term sets without any loss of information into several different formats, e.g. SKOS. Out-of-the-box SharePoint doesn't offer any export.

* Change Management: Complete Taxonomy Life-Cycle Management, e.g. Term Suggestion, Term Publishing Workflow etc. Out-of-the-box SharePoint not offers any term change management.

* Management of custom term attributes: You can add and manage additional custom term attributes. Out-of-the-box there is an API only in SharePoint 2010 for managing custom term properties.

* Classification rules: You can create and manage tag rules for content-based auto-classification and tag suggestions including rule auto-generation and rule validation. Out-of-the-box classification rules are not supported by SharePoint 2010.

* Term relationship management: You can point to completely different terms, that are related to the current term in any way. Related terms can be used e.g. for advanced navigation features. Out-of-the-box term relationships are not supported by SharePoint 2010 (planned).

* 100% SharePoint 2010 technology: The solution is completely based on the new Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Metadata Management API. No MOSS 2007 legacy code or external 3rd party software is used by default.

* KMS integration: Works seamlessly together with the other components of the Knowledge Management Suite for SharePoint 2010.

Free Shareware Edition available for download.

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Version

1.3

Release Date

11/12/2010
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