Site provisioning techniques and remote provisioning in SharePoint 2013

Since eventually SharePoint is all about creating sites and functionalities for the end users as efficiently as possible, I’ve been always extremely interested on fine tuning the site provisioning techniques to ensure efficient and easily maintainable SharePoint deployments. These techniques have been pretty much stayed the same since SharePoint 2007, except the web template functionality…

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WebTemplate training materials – Lab 4 – Upgrading existing sites with feature versioning

  Updated on 14th of March 2012 This post is lab 4 from series of training materials for WebTemplate creation and maintenance. Please check the following posts for details and other exercises. Notice that you can download full package with all required lab material from link available in introduction post. This package contains all supplementary…

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WebTemplate training materials – Lab 3 – Creation of WebTemplate for WCM site

This post is lab 3 from series of training materials for WebTemplate creation and maintenance. Please check the following posts for details and other exercises. Notice that you can download full package with all required lab material from link available in introduction post. This package contains all supplementary materials and labs in word format. WebTemplate…

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WebTemplate training materials – Lab 2 – Creation of custom navigation control and master pages

This post is lab 2 from series of training materials for WebTemplate creation and maintenance. Please check the following posts for details and other exercises. Notice that you can download full package with all required lab material from link available in introduction post. This package contains all supplementary materials and labs in word format. WebTemplate…

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WebTemplate training materials – Lab 1 – Creation of features and basic structures

This post is lab 1 from series of training materials for WebTemplate creation and maintenance. Please check the following posts for details and other exercises. Notice that you can download full package with all required lab material from link available in introduction post. This package contains all supplementary materials and labs in word format. WebTemplate…

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WebTemplate training materials–Introduction to reusable labs

  Full package updated on 14th of March 2012 During past few years I’ve been doing quite a lot of training materials which have been then published globally in MSDN or in other places. Every now and then some of the material don’t get officially released due miscellaneous reasons, so I’m quite often left with…

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Site definitions vs. Web templates

I keep getting almost daily emails concerning WebTemplate element support and when it would be proper technical approach for the site provisioning with SharePoint 2010. There’s no doubt that many times there’s requirements to be able to provision sites as easily as possible from content editor perspective, so let’s still elaborate or evaluate different options…

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SharePoint 2010 and web templates

One of the really exciting new options on the Feature Framework level of the SharePoint 2010 is the WebTemplate element. In this blog entry we’ll cover the primary site provisioning methods and we’ll concentrate especially to web template option to share the key techniques. Introduction Different site provisioning methods in SharePoint 2010 Feature stapling Site…

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Controlling navigation options from the onet.xml

During past weeks I have been creating few customer POCs to demostrate the excellent WCM features of the MOSS 2007. Since the MOSS publishing features are deployed over the WSS using standard feature framework, we can configure the provisioning of the sites directly from the onet.xml. In this blog entry, I’ll declare the concepts behind…

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