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Exporting taxonomy term set from a term store?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 19, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi all,


We have been building our demonstration environment in MOSS 2010 Beta, and would like to find a way to export the taxonomy from the term store so we can import into the production environment.

Is there any way to accomplish this? (MSFT took the time to develop an Import function; maybe they also thought to add an Export function?)



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