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What are the pitfalls of using the content type hub approach to store global level content types?

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Is there anything specific you wanted to know? – Chakkaradeep Chandran Oct 6 '11 at 21:40
Particulars around management via feature. Answer below touches on this. – dbobrowski Oct 10 '11 at 14:17
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Because you can still utilize content types in addition to hubs, I don't think it is fair to list these as pitfalls, but maybe slight limitations.

  • Workflows are not supported at the HUB (WF can be attached to list/library where content types are utilized)
  • Content Types deployed as features to the HUB require the same feature be activated on sites utilizing those content types.

My exposure to CTH is limited, so there may be workarounds available for these. A quick google searched turned up this post, listing the above and a few more.

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