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I have a SharePoint 2013 site in Multi Tenant mode. For every tenant, I have a Content Type Hub along with a Root Site, Tenant Admin and a Document Center site collections. In the Content Type Hub, I have deployed Site Columns and Content Types through features in Visual Studio (using declarative approach). The content types are published using feature receivers. Now, in future, if I have to update my content types and site columns, what would be the best approach? I am thinking of using Content Type Upgrade / Feature Upgrade / Solution Upgrade. But there is no clear road map for doing this in SharePoint 2013 in a step-by-step manner. Most of the articles seem to be for 2010 and written 5 to 6 years ago. So I am not sure about their validity for SharePoint 2013. Also, some of them are also contradicting with each other. Can anyone please suggest and if possible, provide some good articles or videos which have step-by-step information on this?

PS: Please note that the changes would involve Adding New Columns, Updating Existing Columns, Removing Existing Columns, Adding/Updating/Removing Event Receivers.

  • If you use server side code it is exactly the same for 2010 and 2013 regarding feature upgrade patterns – Robert Lindgren Jan 14 '16 at 11:45
  • Can you please provide a good article/blog/forum/tutorial which explains it step-by-step for SharePoint 2013? – Ven Jan 14 '16 at 11:56
  • Just follow Chris O'Brien's guide for 2010.. sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2010/06/… – Robert Lindgren Jan 14 '16 at 11:58
  • As I said earlier, this was written way back in 2010. I am not sure if it still holds good for SharePoint 2013. I had already seen this before. – Ven Jan 14 '16 at 16:20
  • And, as I said before; it is still valid – Robert Lindgren Jan 14 '16 at 16:32

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