Recently I gave a presentation at SPS Philly on Managed Metadata & Metadata driven Navigation. The idea of this presentation was to show how easy it is to create a 3 tiered global navigation in SharePoint 2013. Afterwards I didn’t quite feel that the presentation was as simple and clear as I hoped it should have been (although attendees did come up to me at the end and thanked me, stating that the presentation was very beneficial to them). So I thought that I should cover this in a blog for anyone who didn’t quite see the simplicity of it. I started by explaining the changes to Managed Metadata from 2010 to 2013. I will leave this to a separate future post. In this blog, I will just show you how to create the 3 tiered global navigation. So here it is…
Now there are gotcha’s, as with most SharePoint related features. I have touched on some of these, but Nik Patel wrote a great post discussing these called Limitations of Managed Navigation in SharePoint 2013.
A BIT ABOUT SHAREPOINT SATURDAY
I have been to many SharePoint events and I am most impressed with SharePoint Saturdays [www.sharepointsaturday.org]. I’m impressed because consistently you find a very high level of presenters and content that is both topical and difficult to find else where (not to mention that it is free). It is no wonder that they fill up incredibly fast (New York filled within a day last year and Philly took a couple days once the announcement went out). SharePoint Saturdays occur once a year in major cities around the world. Checkout some of the SharePoint Saturday Philly presentations that you missed this year.