December 31, 2012

SharePoint Fundamentals: Document ID Service

The document ID feature creates identifiers that can be used to retrieve items independent of their current location. The document ID service that supports it generates and assigns document IDs.​ Read details in MSDN
Just go to site collection features and enable Document ID Service feature.
Once this feature is enabled, you will see configuration link in Site Settings.

You will be able to set some configuration related to DocumentID that is auto-generated in the Document ID Settings

And finally, when you upload any document to any of the document library in site collection, you will see document Id is automatically assigned to the library.

You must be thinking what is so good about this?
DocumentID service provides a web part to search any document by ID. You can place that web part in home page and anybody knowing(or not knowing) documentId that they are interested in can directly go do document whithout navigating site hierarchy. In case of multiple results list of documents will be displayed. This will work at site collection level for any document in site collection at any level deeper in site hierarchy.
2.Tobias Zimmergren's blog This blog presents much more details than what I copy pasted above! It is more than enough to know whatever you know as an analyst, programmer, tester or administrator.

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