Where is my Reusable Content? (Mavention Track Reusable Content Usage)

The Reusable Content capability of SharePoint 2010 allows you to approach content management from a content-centric perspective. This is a great concept since it allows you to reuse pieces of content rather than copying it and managing at many different places manually. And although the idea of it is great the standard experience provided with SharePoint 2010 leaves some room for improvement. First of all creating blocks of reusable content isn’t as easy as you would want it to. On top of that once you start using Reusable Content it’s only a matter of time that you will start asking yourself where the different blocks are being used on the site. And this is exactly where Mavention Track Reusable Content Usage can help you with.

Easy creating Reusable Content with Mavention Create Reusable Content

Reusable Content is probably one of the few underestimated features in SharePoint 2010. Not surprisingly: the default samples give you not the best impression of what you could use it for – same as its management interface, and using it in a real life scenario is rather inconvenient. And it’s a shame, because Reusable Content allows you to move away from page-centric content management and make a step towards content-centric content management. And this is exactly where Mavention Create Reusable Content can help you with.

Mavention Meta Fields v1.1: now with better support for Content Types

Recently I’ve released the Mavention Meta Fields SharePoint 2010 solution that allows you to easily add meta tags to Publishing Pages. While the first version was a great improvement of the user experience for managing meta tags of Publishing Pages, it had a minor flaw when using multiple Content Types in a single Pages Library with different sets of meta tags fields. This issue has been fixed in this release.

Easy creating deep links with Mavention Deep Links

Hyperlinks are the very base of the Web as we know it. They link relevant information to each other making it easier for the visitors to find the resources they are looking for. By linking different resources to each other content authors can create more complete resources. One of the challenges in linking to other pages is the relevance: sometimes instead of linking to a whole article you might want to point to a specific part of it. And this is exactly where deep links become very handy. Find out how you can easily create deep links with Mavention Deep Links.

Easy access to SharePoint Central Administration for developers

One of the places you visit on regular as a SharePoint developer is Central Administration. From there you can deploy Solutions, create Web Applications and Site Collections and Manage Service Applications. And although most developer spend a fair amount of time in Central Administration it’s quite surprising that the only way to get there is either by memorizing a random port or using the shortcut from the Start menu. But there is a better way.