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SharePoint 2013 variations feature

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Variation feature for multilingual content in SharePoint 2013

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SharePoint 2013 variations feature

  1. 1. Variations for multilingual content in SharePoint 2013 Melick Rajee Baranasooriya MVP SharePoint http://melick-rajee.blogspot.com/
  2. 2. Multilingualism  Multiple Language  User Interface (MUI)  Content (MC)  User interface  Web Parts  Site title and description  SharePoint default menus and actions  Default columns  Custom columns (list or site)  Navigation bar links  Managed metadata services  Content  Wiki Pages  Text Content
  3. 3. Language Packs  Language packs enable you to create site collections and sites in multiple languages without requiring separate installations of SharePoint in each language  Contain  NameValue Pair  How to Install  Run Product Configuration wizard  Install the Language Pack  Run Product Configuration wizard
  4. 4. Variation  Global publishing sites  Multilanguage sites and content  Maintaining different versions of multilingual content  Adding, Updating, Publishing  Content Integrity  Do  Copy content from source to targets  Copy site structure and publishing pages from pages library  Not copy Lists, document libraries, apps and other content  Copied content can be change but not recommended  Unidirectional – Source toTarget
  5. 5. Terms VariationRootSite VariationHierarchy VariationLabels VariationTopSite VariationPages PageVariants
  6. 6. Terms .. Variation Root Site  Most of the time Site Collection RootWeb  Http://www.mysharepoint.com/sites/landing  Can be any sub site as well  One Hierarchical Structure  Landing site that redirect to relevant top site  Can not change after creating Sites/lan Sites/lan/en Sites/lan/fr Sites/a/lan Sites/a/lan/en Sites/a/lan/fr
  7. 7. Terms ..  Variation Hierarchy  Complete set of sites for all labels.  VariationTop Site  Top level site for the variation. Sites/lan Sites/lan/en Sites/lan/fr Sites/a/lan Sites/a/lan/en Sites/a/lan/fr
  8. 8. Terms ..  Variation Labels  Name given to each variant (Ex:-Eng, French)  SharePoint 2013 supports up to 209 variation labels  SharePoint Online supports up to 50 variation labels  SourceVariation Label  Authoring Site  Once created can not be changed  Only one for the hierarchy  TargetVariation Label  Receive content from source label  Content can be added to the label but not copied to other labels
  9. 9. Terms ..  Variation Pages  Pages resides in  Source variation site  Target variation sites  Variation lists  List which can receive content from source  Available in target variation sites
  10. 10. Overview Variations Create Hierarchies Variations Propagate List Items Variations Propagate Page Variations Propagate Sites and Lists Source Label Target Labels
  11. 11. TimerJobs  Variations Create Hierarchies Job Definition  Creating all variation sites, lists, and pages from the source variation site  runs hourly.  Variations Propagate List Items Job Definition  Creates and updates list items on target variation  Default, every 15 minutes.  Variations Propagate Page Job Definition  Creates and updates pages on target variation after approved  Default, every 15 minutes.  Variations Propagate Sites and Lists Job Definition  Creates variation sites and lists when the Create Everywhere option is enabled.  Default, every 30 minutes.
  12. 12. Setup Variation Settings (Publishing Site)  Site, List, and Page Creation Behavior  Create Everywhere (Default)  Sync will happen automatically  Create Selectively  Should be triggered manually  Recreate DeletedTarget Page  Page should be re-created on a target variation site if the page was deleted  UpdateTarget PageWeb  Source web part changes updated to the target sites  Notification  Email to label contact person
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  14. 14. Setup.. Create SourceVariation Label
  15. 15. Setup.. CreateTargetVariation Label
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