Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had a lot of queries from developers about the “scraping” that we do to create topics for users in a SharePoint Module topic map. Some confusion has been caused by the fact that we have two ways of doing this and also some concern has been expressed about the amount of logging activity generated in particular by the AddSiteUsers task. This post is a copy of a support response I wrote for the last developer to enquire and I’m posting it here in the hope that it might be useful to others too.
The NPCL Schema Editor is a plugin for Visual Studio 2005 that enables you to create topic map ontologies through a simple graphical interface. The goal of the schema editor is to make it easy for developers or information architects to convert the domain model into a topic maps model. The editor has been designed to be extensible by supporting additional user-defined menu actions and we have separately released a set of extensions to enable the topic map ontology to be mapped against Content Types in a SharePoint site.
Actually there should be no outage, we hope…but its always best to plan for the worst :-)