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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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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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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Choice field changed - How to propagate the change down to all lists that used it?

I have a feature (Web scoped) with a content type which contains a field (Type="Choice"). Values were A, B and C. I've created a list based on this content type and added some elements in it. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Update-SPSolution trigger a SPFeature.Upgrade()?

I'm looking into Feature versioning and upgrading in SharePoint 2010 and I don't know exactly if the Update-SPSolution cmdlet triggers a SPFeature.Upgrade(). Are <UpgradeActions> elements ...
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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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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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How to update choice field options with a feature upgrade?

I created a feature with a field definition with choices. These choices are bound to language dependent resources using the $Resources:file:key system. Resource files are included. As the feature is ...
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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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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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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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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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SiteCollection Feature Upgrade Access Denied for Farm Admin

My solution contains Site Collection scope features and has been deployed to Site Collections that the farm administrator has not been granted any explicit permissions. If the farm administrator ...
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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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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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Updating a feature images not updated

The systems team updated a feature for me. The feature added a new favicon and a new image. The new files added in my feature where not deployed to the style library. Existing files were updated. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which Web Parts should get installed in SP2010 Update?

Per Dave Wise's answer(http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/13110/get-web-part-name-from-guid): Thanks, that worked great. However, even though my SQL Query returned 9000 results, about 18 of ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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Event receiver feature update

I am developing an event receiver in VS2010. To test the event receiver I deploy it to development using the functionality within VS 2010. This works without problems. However my concerns start when ...
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Find out feature version for list's content type

I have a feature which contains a custom content type. I've created a list based on this content type then proceeded into changing the feature version and performing an upgrade. I have ...
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Versioning and upgrading features with SharePoint 2010 [closed]

I've been experimenting with feature version-ing and upgrading in Sharepoint 2010 and found a bunch of blogs, documentations etc. but it is still not very clear to me. How does Sharepoint store the ...
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Users denied access after solution redeployment

My old solution has been running in my intranet farm for a long time. The solution contains a feature which deploys a webpart. The webpart shows the users of a group, together with information from ...
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Upgrading site definition

I have a question about the upgrade process for features in SharePoint. In my feature, I'm deploying a custom site template along with a couple of list definitions, webparts, etc. Now when I upgrade ...
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Web Part registration update on web part upgrades in farm

Before I rebuild Rome, I thought I would ask the community for a solution to what should be a common issue. In SharePoint, we deploy web parts, and activate them at the site collection. Then they ...
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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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Webpart error post upgrade to 2013, operation could not be completed because the web part is not on the page

I've just finished a content database attach of the primary content DB which is being tested on 2013, whilst there were a number of 'missing' web parts I have encountered an error right on the ...
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Feature Upgrade: Feature Version always the same between Current and Updated solution?

I have a problem with doing Feature Upgrades. In the Properties of the Feature, I place "0.0.0.3" (current version is 0.0.0.2). I then place the actions I need like so: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Custom Feature Compatibility from SP2010 to SP2013 Question

I have a question concerning the compatibility of my SP2010 custom features in SP2013. Here is my setup: I have a wide range of Farm, Site, and Web features that all interact with each other in a ...