Metadata Management

As your SharePoint deployment increases in content, number of sites and in hierarchical complexity you may want to consider a tool for managing metadata.  A recent blog post discusses three different tools that could help.  Go check it out.  In a different post, the same author also talks about migrating content into SharePoint while maintaining metadata.

Metadata management is becoming one of the FAQs that customers are asking.  A couple other posts worth browsing are:

IDC Survey Says Metadata Management Important in SharePoint

Managing Enterprise Metadata in SharePoint

What's the value of metadata in SharePoint?

Don't make me think (about metadata!)

Goldilocks and Metadata in SharePoint

Pick a Pack of Metadata in SharePoint

Top 10 SharePoint Metadata Tips for 2008 - Part II

Top 10 SharePoint Metadata Tips for 2008 - Part I

Use Quick Parts to Display Metadata fields

We generally have a pretty in-depth conversation on metadata management, the role of content types, and the necessity for planning.  Grab a cup of coffee and dig in prior to deploying SharePoint.  If you've already deployed, it's not too late but you might need 2 cups of coffee...