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101 SharePoint Usability Tips: #46

When and Where to use Metadata

Written By: Virgil Carroll
Posted: 9/17/2012

While metadata might seem like a great way to organize information, and it typically is, there are instances when using metadata might not be necessary. For example, a short, simple list of information might not need metadata and will only add an unnecessary complexity. Typically Metadata is going to be most useful with large lists that have many different types of information.

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Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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