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  • This slide is recommended as a final slide to recap the objectives of the session to remind attendees what you said would be covered and to highlight that you did indeed cover those points. The objectives listed on this slide should match the objectives covered on the required Objective slide at the beginning of your presentation. If you have questions, please contact your Track PM listed below:Track Name, Acronym and Track PMArchitecture (ARC) – Miha Kralj, Terra SuddarthBusiness Intelligence (BIN) – Peter SpragueBusiness Solutions (MSDY) - Pattie Grimm, Scarlet LeungDatabase (DB) –Dandy Weyn, Kevin Ashby, Maxine CooDevelopment Tools & Technologies (DEV) – Bijan JavidiExchange and Lync (EXL) – Lauren Horgan, Navin Chand, Becki CulbertIT Service Management (ITSM) - Bebe AcciavattiMiddleware and Integration (MWI) – Tony Meleg, Joe KlugManagement, Operations and Deployment (MOD) – Aurora Santiago, Juliet HossmanOffice 365 (OFC) - Mike Naughton, Lori Skinner-StudleyOffice and SharePoint (OSP) – Olaf Hubel, Hila Grinberger, Andy O’Donald, Monica Watson, Lita SprattOptimization (OPT) – Yoav Land, Angela EarleyReadyTech (RT) - Joe Culp, KariLynne GratzerSecurity, Identity & Privacy (SIP) – Christopher Pelletier, Aurora Santiago, Juliet HossmanVirtualization (VIR) – Aurora Santiago, Juliet HossmanWindows Azure platform (AZR) - Vikram Rana, Terri SladeWindows Client (CLI) – Jean Taylor, Angie Nelson, Lisa PuchosicWindows Phone (WP) – Tim McAfee, Rob TiffanyWindows Server (SVR) – Aurora Santiago, Juliet HossmanCross Track CoverageApplication Platform – APS/DB/AZR/ARC Solution Accelerators – Michelle Arney, Michelle Walls Compete – Mike Brevard Trustworthy Computing – Christopher Pelletier Next Web – Olga Londer User Experience – Alison ClarkPrivate Cloud – Aurora Santiago Windows Embedded – Olivier Bloch
  • OSP302 | SharePoint 2010 Composites: Do-It-Yourself Business Solutions16:30 - 17:30 | Ballroom 2


  • 1. Provisioning sites using Web Templates in SharePoint 2010
    Chakkaradeep (Chaks) Chandran
    SharePoint Consultant
  • 2. Session Objectives and Takeaways
    Site Provisioning Methods
    Web Templates – Getting Started
    Web Templates – Deep Dive
    Programmatically accessing web templates
    Tips and Tricks
  • 3. Site Provisioning Methods
    Site Definitions
    Feature Stapling
    Site Templates
    (Save As)
    Custom Code
    Custom Site Definitions
    Provisioning Providers
    Web Templates
    Existing Site Definition
    Elements.xml + onet.xml
  • 4. Why Web Templates?
    Developers want easy way to provision sites
    Based on standard SharePoint site definitions
    Something that is completely Feature Based
    No access to file server (Sandboxed!!!)
    Cloud Power
  • 5. How to build one?
    Web Templates
    Existing Site Definition
    Elements.xml + onet.xml
  • 6. Farm or Site?
    Farm scoped feature
    Available for the whole farm
    Site scoped feature
    Available for a particular site collection
  • 7. demo
    Web Templates – Level 100
    Getting Started
  • 8. Activating Site Features (onet.xml)
    The SiteFeatures element contains references to site collection features to include in the site template
    Featureslisted in SiteFeatures elementare activated only during root site creation
    Featureslisted in SiteFeatures elementare not activated during sub-site creation
  • 9. Activating Site Features (Sandboxed Solutions)
    When you activate a sandboxed solution:
    Site features get automatically activated
  • 10. Web Template ID
    Web Templates
    Existing Site Definition
    Elements.xml + onet.xml
    Records the Publishing template ID
  • 11. demo
    Web Templates – Level 200
    Deep Dive
  • 12. Programmatically Accessing Web Templates
    SharePoint identifies your web template with the following:
    PowerShell – Site Scoped
    PowerShell – Farm Scoped
  • 13. Tips and Tricks
    Start from a simple site template
    Farm Scoped – Creating a root site collection
    Site Scoped – Creating a sub site
  • 14. Tips and Tricks
    In Web Templates, you can only use Configuration ID 0
    The Configuration element in the onet.xml file specifies the various lists and modules
    Avoid Modules, Use Features
    Feature Stapling is not available with Web Templates
    Web Templates do not support Variations
  • 15. Review: Session Objectives and Takeaways
    Site Provisioning Methods
    Web Templates – Getting Started
    Web Templates – Deep Dive
    Programmatically accessing web templates
    Tips and Tricks
  • 16. Related Content - Thursday
    Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications for SharePoint
    9:00 New Zealand 4
    Real world service application federation with SharePoint 2010
    10:40 Ballroom 2
    Provisioning sites using Web Templates in SharePoint 2010
    11:55 Ballroom 2
    PowerShell and SharePoint: it’s not just for the SharePoint IT Pro
    1:55 Ballroom 2
  • 17. Related Content - Thursday
    The SharePoint 2010 Search Service Decoupled
    3:10 New Zealand 3
    Creating a Federated Extranet with ADFSv2 and SharePoint 2010
    3:10 New Zealand 4
    SharePoint 2010 Composites: Do-It-Yourself Business Solutions
    4:30 Ballroom 2
    Visualizing data and bringing business process to life with Visio Services
    5:45 Ballroom 2
  • 18. Related Content - Friday
    Using Visual Studio 2010 to Create SharePoint Load Tests
    10:40 Ballroom 2
    SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010 Together
    11:55 Ballroom 2
    What every developer should know about Office
    1:55 Ballroom 2
    SharePoint Throttling Explained
    3:10 Ballroom 2
  • 19. Track Resources
    SharePoint and FAST Search VM
    FAST Search Capacity Planning
    SharePoint 2010 Capacity Planning
    Search Topology
    Upgrade and migration resource center
    Resource Centers
    Current SharePoint Public Websites (wssdemo)
  • 20. Resources
    Microsoft Certification & Training Resources
    Connect. Share. Discuss.
    Resources for IT Professionals
    Resources for Developers
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