SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2016

A common question we receive is whether SharePoint 2013 is supported with SQL Server 2016. The answer here is clear: SharePoint 2013 is NOT supported with SQL Server 2016. Only the following SQL Server versions are supported with SharePoint 2013: The 64-bit edition of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 The 64-bit edition of…

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New flavor of a pretty old topic – import into an existing sub site

Since old MOSS 2007 times we evangelized customers to ensure not to apply a site template to the root site of a site collection when using the site collection as the target for a content deployment or stsadm -o import operation as the content coming from the site template can badly interact with the imported content….

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Changes to content deployment in SharePoint Server 2013

Cern McAtee, one of our technical writers, has created a nice article about Content Deployment in SharePoint 2013. A must read for all customers using or planning to use Content Deployment with SharePoint 2013. The key points are: Updated guidance when to use Content Deployment Alternatives to Content Deployment New functionality related to Content Deployment…

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Be careful when creating a content deployment path using powershell

If you create a content deployment path using the UI the EnableEventReceivers property of the path will be configure to “false”. If you create a content deployment path using powershell (New-SPContentDeploymentPath cmdlet) you can control whether the EnableEventReceivers property is configure to true or false using the -EventReceiversEnabled parameter. The default with Powershell is “true”! This setting controls…

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Problems when mixing Selective Deployment with Quick Deployment

Today I analyzed an interesting problem related to mixing Selective Deployment and Quick Deployment. Background Info I explained the concepts of Quick Deployment in the following article: Content Deployment – The complete Guide – Part 5 – Quick Deployment To summarize: Each enabled Quick Deployment job that originates in a specific site collection is referenced…

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Interesting ChangeToken problem when mixing complete and selective deployment

Just today I noticed a new flavor of the frequent Change Token problem: “The changeToken refers to a time before the start of the current change log.” As discussed each content deployment job is responsible to update the change tokens for the selected objects defined in the content deployment job. But there is one scenario…

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Write content deployment aware Event Handlers and Feature Activation code in SP2010

I have discussed this topic also in Deep Dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API – Part 7 but as this is an important topic for everyone – not only people coding against the Content Deployment and Migration API I though to post it also using a headline that will catch the eyes…

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Deep Dive into the SharePoint Content Deployment and Migration API – Part 7

[Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6 – Part 7] Functionality Changes in SharePoint 2010 SharePoint 2010 includes a couple of modifications related to content deployment and the content deployment and migration API. Export from Database Snapshots In case you already had a chance to use the…

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Content Deployment – The complete Guide – Part 9 – Job and Timerjob

Part 1 – The BasicsPart 2 – The Basics continuedPart 3 – ConfigurationPart 4 – CommunicationPart 5 – Quick DeploymentPart 6 – LoggingPart 7 – Change Token BasicsPart 8 – Job and Change TokenPart 9 – Job and Timerjob Relationship between Job and Timerjob How many Timerjobs per Job? Each content deployment job (class ContentDeploymentJob)…

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Content Deployment – The complete Guide – Part 8 – Job and Change Token

Part 1 – The BasicsPart 2 – The Basics continuedPart 3 – ConfigurationPart 4 – CommunicationPart 5 – Quick DeploymentPart 6 – LoggingPart 7 – Change Token BasicsPart 8 – Job and Change TokenPart 9 – Job and Timerjob Scope, Change Tokens and Export Objects Each content deployment job maintains the change tokens for each…

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