Deep Dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API – Part 3

[Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6 – Part 7] Providing some real world samples for import After we managed to export content in part 2 lets now focus on the importing side. Import actually has two different ways to work: Import by preserving the object identity…

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Deep Dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API – Part 2

[Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6 – Part 7] Providing some real world samples for export To demonstrate how powerful the Content Deployment and Migration API is I will now provide some real world examples: Export a complete Site Collection Export a specific sub web Exporting other…

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SP1 for SharePoint 2013 has been rereleased

The updated version of Service Pack 1 has been released today! Refer to the information below to acquire the updated Service Pack for your product: NOTE The KB articles for the re-released Service Pack is different from the recalled Service Pack. KB 2880551 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 KB 2880552 – SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 KB 2880553 – Project…

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Deep Dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API – Part 1

[Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6 – Part 7] Introduction  Today I would like to start an article series on an interesting new feature in WSS 3.0: the Content Deployment and Migration API. A similar API has previously been provided in MCMS 2002 and was also…

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Content Deployment – Best Practices

In the past I have released several blogs about the various problems that can occur with Content Deployment. As it is often hard to find the right resource I have now decided to compile the different known issues into one large article:    Avoiding common problems Problem 1: Mixing deployments with and without retaining object…

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SharePoint patching demystified

After release of SharePoint 2013 August CU I received many emails and blog comments which showed that there is lots of uncertainty related to SharePoint patching. Especially the difference between the terms Cumulative Update and Server Packages (also known as "Uber" package) seems to be unclear. Using this post I'm trying to shed some lights on…

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April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has finally been released

The product group released the April 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. ATTENTION: Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 OR March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first. Please also have a look at the article that discusses how to properly patch a SharePoint 2013…

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Common Question: What is the difference between a PU, a CU and a COD?

As I received this question a couple of times in the past here a short summary of the different update types used with SharePoint:    Service Pack What is it: A service pack is a combination of previously released fixes, fixes which have only been released in context of the service pack and potentially new…

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Deep Dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API – Part 4

[Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6 – Part 7] Advanced content deployment scenarios Till now we have covered export and import of single list items or documents containers like folders, lists or webs complete site collection What we haven’t covered is how to use this method…

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