Great list template workaround for SharePoint site definitions

Mads posted this GREAT tip a while back about a workaround for creating lists in a SharePoint portal in a different site definition than the list was originally created in.   But this is definitely worth bringing it up again.

This workaround allows you to use a list template in any site definition on a portal.  I have used this several times and it works great!

» Read Mads Post telling you how to do the workaround

MCMS Background Processing

For over a year our CMS site was plagued by deleted content occasionally popping back up in production or links reappearing that were dead because the content behind them was no longer there.   Come to find out our background cleanup job was not created in the database.  Andrew Connell has a good post about the background processing job, something to check out on CMS sites….

http://andrewconnell.com/blog/archive/2005/03/18/1016.aspx

MCMS.RAPID

I watched a Web Cast about MCMS.RAPID and it left my jaw hanging.  This is a very impressive FREE solution to help with MCMS deployments.  It has several great features that I would love to have on my CMS site… which leads me to the one drawback- it is only for new CMS deployments and can’t be utilized OOTB on existing CMS sites.  But hey… it is open source.  Definitely worth checking out:

http://www.mcmsrapid.com/

Dustin Miller and Heather Solomon from SharePoint Experts