This book is targeted to the SharePoint developers who have some basic knowledge of SharePoint 2010 and want to learn and work with the Managed Metadata Service in SharePoint 2010. This book is mainly written for SharePoint 2010 beginners whohas written some code snippet and has understanding of powershell scripts. This book explains the basic concepts of managed metadata service in a simple way and written in a step by step tutorials format. For advanced developers, section 12 will be more useful which focuses on publishing the Managed Metadata Service Application and how to use the managed metadata service in cross farms. With respect to the code snippets and scripts in this book, you should be familiar with SharePoint object model and powershell.