Friday, November 07, 2008

SharePoint: Content Type Guidelines

I've collected some recommended practices for SharePoint content types for my current customer. The guidelines are available here: ContentTypeGuidelines.pdf

The main advice is that content types must be based on your information architecture (IA) and goverened, to make it easy for your users to both contribute content and to drive findability across that content.

The general guideline for evolving the content type IA is to never change or rename content types or their aspects, make new ones and hide the old ones.


Anonymous said...


Can you fix the link to the PDF please

Kjell-Sverre Jerijærvi said...

Thanks, fixed the link

Anonymous said...

hi, I'd appreciate if you can fid the link to the file, the pdf is still not corrupted

Kjell-Sverre Jerijærvi said...

It's working and have been tested OK by others. Please clear your browser cache or hard refresh the post to load the fixed link:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this helpful series of essays on sharepoint governance - very useful.