Article: How to Use Site Definitions (aka Site Definition Governance)

One of the questions that often comes up in SharePoint engagements is the question of whether you should create your own site definition or whether you should use the out-of-the-box definitions and use features to control how they appear. It is in fact a topic of some discussion between SharePoint consultants. My hope here is to illuminate the primary reasons that you should be creating site definitions — and what reasons you shouldn’t create them. Let’s start our discussions about using features to modify a site definition.


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