Custom Site Definition Alternative

This came up for a recent customer, so thought I would share my solution as many people are not aware of this customization possibility.  The solution ultimately solved the problem that feature staplers activate features BEFORE any lists are provisioned on a site.  So, the only eloquent way to modify a list or list item…

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SharePoint Solution Packages "No More Xcopy"

I talk to many developers who are still using “xcopy” to deploy some of their SharePoint files to the 12 Hive (especially trust files and custom stsadm commands).  It is well known that the manifest.xml file within a WSP can be configured to deploy assemblies to the GAC, update a web.config, and deploy files to…

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SharePoint Automated Deployment Using MSBuild

MOSS Automated Build & Deploy with MSBuild  Here are the steps to create an MSBuild script to: 1.      Label Visual Source Safe project with a new version 2.      Get latest source code to a build server 3.      Compile source code 4.      Look for .DDF files 5.      Build WSPs based on DDF files 6.      Deploy WSP…

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