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Improve SharePoint 2007 design and navigation with managed paths
This article is part of the SharePoint Insider issue of August 2008
Managed paths give Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 administrators a powerful, yet easy mechanism for building a corporation's collaboration environment. But proper planning that includes an understanding of the needs of all business groups is crucial to the execution of a successful SharePoint design and taxonomy structure. This tip explains what managed paths are, the benefits of using them, and how to define and implement managed paths in a Microsoft SharePoint 2007 portal. Using managed paths can help clarify the design and navigation of a Microsoft SharePoint 2007 implementation. Managed paths aren't new; this functionality was also available in SharePoint 2003. They may seem unfamiliar, however, because administrators don't always use them. This is unfortunate because managed paths are a great way to help improve the structure and usability of a SharePoint portal. There are two types of paths that you can manage: included and excluded. When you define a managed path, you specify it in the URL namespace that ...
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