All I wanted to know of MMS 2013- 1


This is a series of posts written on SharePoint Beta 2013 and is subjected to
change (hope it does not very much) in final Release version of SharePoint 2013.

Splendid thing about MS / SharePoint is that whatever customization I do with it
in a previous version are available as an OOB feature in the next…and MMS in 2013
is not different. So, lts discuss and implement the new features added to MMS in this version.

  1. Client Side Object Model

  2. Its no secret that MS has invested heavily in CSOM. Going with the tradition,
    CSOM enables you to interact with MMS from client side code for any modifications 
    e.g. adding, modifying terms, changing languages etc. For start check out this link.

  3. Multi Lingual Support

  4. Unlike in the previous version, multi-lingual support is not limited to the language
    packs installed on your Farm. You can now choose from a whole list of language as
    possible translation target

    For the life of this demo I choose French (France) as I am trying to learn the language.
    This new functionality will be especially useful in case you would like to have the
    translation done ‘in one go’ even when the main site content in different language is
    not available.

    For this go to
  1. Site Settings > Term Store Management
  2. Select the MMS instance. If you do not see any value in drop down, then there is either 
  3. something wrong with MMS service application in CA or it simple does not exit.

    • Apply the configuration as in the image below..

  1. Metadata Navigation Based

  2. This is perhaps the meat of the new additions and much awaited too. Now, taxonomy terms in MMS
    can be used to draw the Global and Current Navigation within the site. Also, you can easily configure
    pretty much everything including the text, description, urls etc for these terms.  There are various steps
    you need to get right before this starts working . For starters..

    1. Create Term Groups , some term sets and terms in MMS. For the purpose of the blog, I used the 
    2. following structure
    3. From MMS-2013

    4. Create some sample pages and assign them with different terms.
    5. Configure Site Navigation to Render Metadata Based Navigation
    6. Go to Site Settings > Navigation
    7. Under Global and Current Navigation enable Managed Navigation option

    8. Go to site Root and you should already see the navigation being rendered

    In case you click on the link you would get the page not found error. Don’t worry its normal.
    We need to actually configure the urls to which the link the ‘click’ on navigation terms should
     takes us to. What if there are pageS with same taxonomy? More on this later….