The question I’m going to ask might have a very simple answer... but I couldn’t figure it out myself yet.
So here is the simplified scenario...
- I created a Site on Dev. SharePoint 2010, added a couple of SPD workflows, customized lists and views etc. Presented the functionality to the Stakeholders and its accepted.
- Now the site would be used as a template and many instances of this site will be created using these settings (template)...so i just went ahead and saved the site as template.
- Deployed the site template to the live environment by deploying the wsp file. and activated on the desired site collection.
- THE PROBLEM IM FACING IS IN THE CHANGE MANAGEMENT: i.e. now the sites are being created and in some point of time down the line there is a suggestion to add functionality / or a bug to be fixed...
MY APPROACH: I have created a sample instance of template. I mmade all the changes to that template and re-save it. This way the new sites which are created from that template do have all the fixes and enhancements.
THE PROBLEM: How can I update the existing sites which has already been created, to apply the same fixes and enhancements.