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Content Deployment BootCamp


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Content Deployment is one of the final frontiers where SharePoint administrators fear to tread. Mark will explore Content Deployment from its origins to what to expect with SharePoint 2010 and covers his experiences when using content deployment in production environments, including tips and tricks to get your content deployment running smoothly, and how to keep it that way!

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Content Deployment BootCamp

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  2. 2. Mark Rhodes<br />Content Deployment Bootcamp<br />
  3. 3. About Me<br /><ul><li>Infrastructure Consultant with OBS
  4. 4. Infrequently blog at
  5. 5. Frequently tweet at @mrhodes
  6. 6. Email</li></li></ul><li>WHAT IS Content Deployment AND What does it do? <br />MOSS 2007 / SharePoint Server 2010 Technology<br />Replicates Content<br />Can replicate across servers<br />Is secure<br />Works Efficient<br />Can be very stable<br />Retains Object Identities<br />Fixes links<br />
  7. 7. Content Deployment Perceptions<br />The SharePoint team did a lot of work to optimize working with both Variations and Content Deployment. Both mechanisms are now more robust and reliable.<br />Much better. I’ve found on a scale of 1 to 10 that Content Deployment 2010 is +3 to the scale of Content Deployment in SharePoint 2007.<br />Microsoft has done some significant work with the content deployment feature within SharePoint 2010. MOSS 2007 automated content deployment had serious limitations and was often avoided because of unexpected results. It is a bit early to say whether 2010 will avoid all of those issues, but getting a chance to work with it over the last days has demonstrated some huge improvements.<br />The SharePoint team did a lot of work to optimize working with both Variations and Content Deployment. Both mechanisms are now more robust and reliable.<br />Its fantastic, its such an improvement on 2010!<br />Content Deployment indeed has a bad rep. Well deserved back in 2007 when MOSS was released. Not so much anymore. If done properly CDS will work just great in 2007 and there are some *huge* companies with *huge* sites using it. 2010 includes all the fixes from the IUs and beyond, in addition it has much better reporting and support for SQL Snapshots on export. Along with other under the covers improvements with PRIME.<br />I found the feature to be flaky in 2007, but if other improvements in 2010 are anything to go by I’m looking forward to seeing what it can do.<br />Content Deployment has had a bad rap over the initial stages of SharePoint 2007, however since Service Pack 2 there have been no compelling reasons not to use it when replicating content from a staging site to a production site.<br />Yes!<br />In the right hands, an extremely powerful tool for SharePoint Web Content Management<br />
  8. 8. A Brief history of Content Deployment<br />
  9. 9. Example Architecture<br />
  10. 10. Situations for CONTENT DEPLOYMENT?<br />Security Concerns<br />Site Performance<br />Identical Content, Different Farm Topology<br />
  11. 11. What doesn’t it do? <br />Will not take anything stored outside of Site Collection<br />Will not move configuration data or service application data<br />Will not move solutions, features, assemblies<br />Not designed for backup or restore purposes<br />No Alerts, Audit Trail, Change Logs, Check In / Check Out State, Recycle Bin Items, Recycle Bin State, Security State, Workflow tasks, Workflow state.<br />Bi-directional Replication<br />
  12. 12. What’s new in 2010?<br />Support for 2000+ pages on single site<br />Web Analytics<br />SQL Server Snapshot Support<br />Publishing Sanity<br />AJAX<br />Content Deployment Aware Event Handling<br />Support for Multi-Tenancy<br />
  13. 13. Paths and Jobs<br />Destination Server<br />Source Server<br />Web Application<br />Web Application<br />PATH<br />Site Collection<br />Site Collection<br />Job<br />
  14. 14. GUI Options<br />Source Web Application<br />Destination Farm<br />Destination Web Application<br />Transmission Security<br />Users and Security<br />API Options<br />Compression<br />Event Receiver Support<br />Keep Temporary Files<br />Content deployment anatomy : Path<br />
  15. 15. Content Deployment Anatomy : job<br />
  16. 16. Content Deployment Anatomy : Payload<br />
  17. 17. Content Deployment Demo<br />LETS see it in action<br />
  18. 18. Tips for successful implementation<br />Security<br />Hygiene<br />Know your platform<br />Documentation<br />Common Sense<br />
  19. 19. Tips for recovering failed Content deployments<br />Was the Destination Site blank?<br />Recreate the Path and Job<br />Create a fresh blank Site Collection<br />Content Deployment Manifest Reader<br />MOSS2007 – Service Packs and Cumulative Updates<br />Check Trace Logs<br />Upgrade to SharePoint 2010<br />
  20. 20. Resources <br />Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 Content Deployment Poster<br /><br />
  21. 21. My Blog<br />Stefan Gossner<br />Spencer Harbar<br />Maxime Bombardier<br />Resources<br />
  22. 22. Questions?<br />
  23. 23. Thank you to our Sponsors<br />PlatinumMedia<br />Gold<br />Silver<br />Bronze<br />