Stephanie Lemieux wrote a terrific article on metadata and taxonomy management in SharePoint 2010. In fact, she’s referring to one of the new, key Service Applications that ships with the new product.
Like Stephanie, I’m interested in getting deeper into the details of how SharePoint handles metadata. However, it’s clear that Microsoft did hear the challenges customers were facing and invested significantly in the new service. It was one of the key areas of improvement I wrote about in the CMS Watch advisory paper on SharePoint 2010.
If you’re interested in learning more about managing taxonomy in SharePoint (either 2007 or 2010), be sure to check out the KM World 2009 pre-conference workshop that Stephanie and I are presenting.