How to add a Glossary of Terms to your Microsoft SharePoint Portal?

The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 was a revolution in mobile computing and internet usage. Charting the growth of the iPhone App Store since its launch in July 2008 is to watch a market explode. Will the same happen with Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 Apps soon? Well ... we are working on it ;-)


A simple example is adding a Glossay of Terms to your existing SharePoint portal using this nice little SharePoint App.



Fig.: Term Set Glossary App as offered in the SharePoint App Store (Sample Configuration)
Fig.: Term Set Glossary App as offered in the SharePoint App Store (Sample Configuration)



There is no technical book today without a keyword index or glossary. But what about portals?


  • The app offers an additional navigation that makes it easy and fast to find desired information for users, that don't know, where the information is originally located. And additionally it helps to build a common corporate language and understanding within the enterprise.
  • The index is rendered automatically based on information from the SharePoint Term Store. Starting nodes could be given from existing taxonomies.
  • There is no additional effort to edit. The index is built automatically – always up-to-date.
  • The app comes with an easy to customize template- and style sheet-based output. Additional information from the term store, such as term descriptions or other properties can be displayed optionally as a tooltip.
  • Where do the links go? Terms can be linked to Hashtag Profile Pages, Wiki pages, or custom search driven result sets, e.g. all documents and items that are tagged with the linked term.
  • The best: The app uses client-side code only to access and query your SharePoint portal and display results. No information is transferred to any 3rd party application or server at any time. No changes are made to your SharePoint portal during installation.

The app is based 100% on the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Metadata Management API and follows completely the new app concept of Microsoft SharePoint 2013. It is also supported on SharePoint 2016. It can be licensed very flexible via Microsoft Office SharePoint App Source Store for free.

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Clarence (Wednesday, 02 September 2015 17:50)

    your links do not work!!!!

  • #2

    Frank (Monday, 07 September 2015 10:32)

    Links corrected. The app was relaunched in the store with new address. Sorry for this.

  • #3

    JON (Thursday, 16 April 2020 08:03)

    Link still not working for me

  • #4

    Anni (Tuesday, 05 May 2020 13:59)

    Link not working for me either.

  • #5

    BobAMS (Friday, 22 May 2020 15:56)

    The creator of the app took the app offline. It won't come back.