A feature upgrade is an upgrade of features in a SharePoint environment, where special care needs to be taken on content already present i SharePoint affected by the feature upgrade.

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Sandbox solution feature upgrade not working all the time

I have been using a no code sandbox solution to deploy style related assets and display templates via a site collection feature. Each time we need to update these assets I do the following: Update ...
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Sharepoint is not detecting my feature upgrade (after migrating to SharePoint 2013)

recently I've written a solution containing several features which makes use of the SharePoint Feature upgrade system in SP2010. In Sharepoint 2010 I've been able to successfully updating one of my ...
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Using Feature Upgrade kit on web scoped features gives access denied

I'm using the Feature Upgrade kit from Codeplex. The problem I'm having is that when I'm trying to search for features to upgrade scoped to web, all I get is "Sorry, this site has not been shared with ...
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Change column type from choice to lookup without data loss

I have a feature which contains lists definitions, content types and site columns. There is one site column of choice type with 10 options. I need to change type from choice to lookup and get that ...
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Best practice for updating site column in Sandboxed Solution

I have a production solution with site columns, content types and lists deployed with declarative xml in features. What do you think would be a best practice for updating site columns in production ...
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Upgrading sharepoint 2007 to 2013

We have a sharepoint 2007 site with some custom coding as a solution and web parts, now I want to upgrade that site to sharepoint 2013. I have read about Avepoint tool, which migration tools do you ...
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Feature code not upgrading

I am using a feature (with feature receiver) to create some lists by code on "my site". The feature is site scoped and is activated by a farm scoped feature (using feature stapling) when a new my site ...
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Debug FeatureUpgrading

Trying to debug FeatureUpgrading event receiver on Sharepoint 2013. Attached localy to all w3wp.exe processes. After run $MyFeature.Upgrade($true) feature get upgraded, but breakpoint inside ...
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Provide a customer an upgradeable SharePoint solution containg content types, list templates and so on

currently I'm developing a SharePoint solution for a customer, which contains the following: A custom field type Two content types (one containing lookup fields to the list which is using the other ...
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Products Configuration Wizard - Failed to register SharePoint Services

Setup: Windows Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2008 R2 SharePoint Server 2010 Last successfully installed and configured update: Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (KB2687453). Current Build: ...
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Feature Upgrade on XML defined lists

I had created a project that defined some content types and lists via XML. After it's release we need to make some updates to this feature to include some new functionality. My concern is that since ...
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Why SharePoint can't activate a dependency feature, while upgrading a feature?

This question is regarding dependency feature activation, while upgrading a feature to latest version. Suppose, There is a feature called MasterFeature_0_0_0_0 and it is being upgraded to ...
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Assembly versioning for Webpart

I have already read many articles about feature versioning/upgrading but somehow I seem to be a blockhead at the moment. My issue is that I do have a webpart which has some code behind which renders ...
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Redeploy solution creating List in a Feature Activation

I have a list in a SharePoint site where I save some data. That list was created on a Feature activation process months ago! Now, I have created new improvements like — added 2 new columns to the ...
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SharePoint Compatability Mode Setting

I've browsed a lot of sites explaining the PowerShell command for Install-SPSolution concerning the Compatability Level setting like the command below. Install-SPSolution -Identity CN.SiteNav.CTs.wsp ...
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How to upgrade one specific feature only with powershell

I created a farm feature and then I upgraded it. According to the documentation, the upgrade-spfeature -scope farm will upgrade all features requiring upgrade. Feature upgrade (part 5) – using ...
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Add a new Field to a SharePoint List with XML

i had create a list programmatically on Feature_activated. Now i want to add a new Field to my list with an XML File on UpgradeActions from the Feature. I know the solution for add a Field with C#. ...
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InfoPath form/List for a site still using SharePoint2007 interface inside SharePoint2010 environment. (timeline sensitive)

We recently completed a SharePoint 2007-2010 Migration last year. We have some sites that are using custom branding, and we've kept these sites using the 07 interface in order to prevent any broken ...
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Getting custom form to work in Sharepoint 2010

I built a custom new form for a page and in the schema file I did the following: <Form Type="NewForm" Url="NewForm.aspx" WebPartZoneID="Main" /> So it looks for my custom form. It works fine ...
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Add custom code for solution upgrade

I have a solution for SP2010. Let's call it s.wsp. I had version 1 of s.wsp and now I have version 2 of s.wsp. Versions 1 and 2 share three common features: A, B and C. Version 2 adds a new feature D. ...
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What are the PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade risks?

I am about to run the following command in production but I would like a solid understanding of what could break. We ran this command on QA environments, but we don't know if everything is in fact ...
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Update-SPSolution & Items in a Document Library

I have the following situation: solution1.wsp that has a document library with files inside (I use a module element for adding new files to the feature) and solution2.wsp that has a document library ...
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Updated feature not deploying NEW web parts when using powershell

I have added a new web part to a feature of existing web parts in a wsp solution. If I manually go to a site collection and deactivate and reactivate the feature via site collection features, the new ...
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Updating existing sharepoint sites?

We have a set of custom site definitions, around 12 in total, that makes up a large sharepoint 2010 intranet application (circa 40,000 sub-sites) that has been deployed for a few years now. One of ...
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Help understand ContentType/List upgrade

Everywhere i read on the web it says that Content Types and List once deployed through Xml files they cannot be updated anymore. I have created a VS 2010 solution, created a SharePoint List ...
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How to add a field to a contenttype with feature upgrade, for NEW and existing sites

So, I have been using feature upgrading for a while, it works pretty well for existing instances, but as far as I know feature upgrade does not happen automatically, you need to trigger the upgrade, ...
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Feature upgrade, new item receiver

I need to create an item updating event for an existing list in an existing solution I just checked and there is already a feature for that, the question here is for this type of upgrade do I need to ...
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How do I add a new ContentType using Feature Upgrading?

I have created a new Content Type. How do I publish it using Update-SPSolution and feature upgrading? I added the following Code to my Feature Manifest: <UpgradeActions> <VersionRange ...
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feature upgrading question

So I have read all Chris OBrien Feature upgrading blogs and I have a big question. Lets suppose that I want to create a site from scratch and I want to activate a feature that has a feature activated ...
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Feature Upgrading - Adding an existing content type to a list definition

My question is: how do I add an existing content type (say the OOTB "Contact" content type) to an list instance definition (for "Shared Documents") in my site definition solution? Background: I have ...
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Update Feature automatically

I have developed an update for a SharePoint 2010 solution. This update defines some upgrades for some of the included features (the upgrade are managed via the new FeatureUpgraded receiver event). I ...
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Adding new webparts to an already deployed solution

I have a webpart project built in visual studio 2010 and it has been deployed successfully to my production environment. I recently had to make some changes to the webpart and also needed to add a ...
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SPFields in a list with content types enabled is not updating as expected

There is a big piece of the puzzle i am missing here. I have a list with content types enabled. I am programatically trying to add an option to some choice fields in the featureupgrading method. The ...
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Why feature is linking old dwp version?

I had deployed feature with web part, assembly version 1.0.0.0. Then I have implement some changes in my solution and changed assembly number to 1.0.0.1. WebPart and feature version has been changed ...
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How Do I Rename a List Instance's Field's StaticName in FeatureUpdating?

I am creating a custom WSP in Visual Studio. This solution has several custom content types with custom fields as well as a list instance with content types enabled. Unfortunately, i need to change ...
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Powershell query features returns wrong result

I'm currently writing a powershell script which upgrades a set of solutions then a set of features from those solutions. After the solution upgrades everything looks great until I Call QueryFeatures ...
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removing a sharepoint solution duplicates entry in web.config?

My intentions is to be able to add and remove web.config changes when a solution is installed or uninstalled. The code below and the powershell below works ALMOST as expected. When I add sp ...
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How to upgrade a specific aspx or ascx file in an existing solution

In the current project, the solution is already existing, the solution has like 5 features and each feature deploys different things. The current development never used feature versions. So I ...
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Custom Add New Item Form Not Loading After Solution Upgrade

On my farm solution, I am creating custom Site Collection Definition, Content Type and new List based on that Content Type. For the List, I created custom form and added it to the list Schema.xml as ...
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Rerun failed Feature Upgrade

Is it possible to rerun a feature upgrade? I have this situation where the feature upgrade fails to create a SitePage. The feature version is updated, is there some way to rerun the upgrade without ...
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Content Deployment job failing because of mismatched feature versions

I have content deployment (using database snapshots) configured between an authoring and production SharePoint 2010 environment. I have a feature called PublishingContent_ContentTypes which I ...
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Deploying SharePoint 2010 WSP to MOSS 2007

Please help me on this. Is it possible to deploy a WSP solution developed in SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2007. I know this is very akward question, but right now I am asked this very same question ...
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How do I create Upgrade actions in the Feature.xml file using Visual Studio?

We have a solution in Visual Studio 2010 for a SharePoint 2010 application that is currently in Production (version 1.0.0.0). I am making some changes to the solution to be deployed as version ...
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When will be the next SharePoint version coming?

I can't wait for a better version of SharePoint. I heard that the next version is SharePoint 2012 but now we have reach year 2012 but yet not receive any news on the beta version or even alpha version ...
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Updating list definition using features

I have a feature that deploys content types, a list definition and template that uses these content types and finally a list instance. This feature is already in production. Now we have a change ...
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Activating a Feature that has been upgraded multiple times for the first time on a new site

I have a feature that has been upgraded a couple of times to add new fields to a content type. The feature started as version 1.0.0.0 and was deployed and activated at the site collection level. As ...
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Upgraded instances of a workflow become 'stuck' and do not pickup OnTaskChanged Activities

I have a very simple workflow as seen here: When a user goes to act on a task, they are presented with an InfoPath form. The form displays some information. The user either selected 'Approve' or ...
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Visual studio retracts and reinstalls my features, can I tell it to just update?

It appears Visual Studio 2010's out of the box functionality for Deploy retracts and installs my features. Can I tell it instead to perform an update-spsolution instead of removing the entire thing? ...
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Changing SharePoint 2010 Feature name and installation directory after deployment

I need to change the name and installation directory of some features that are already deployed in a client's environment. I can change the feature name from the feature designer, and change the ...
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Feature Upgrade Retract Deploy Power Shell Commands

I have heard that one way that you can upgrade a feature in SharePoint with new files is to do a retract deploy. I believe this is what Visual Studio 2010 does when you do a Deploy. What are the Power ...