In Sitecore 6 we’ve introduced an extremely cool functionality which is called serialization. You can identify this functionality in the ribbon interface:
Ok, cool Alex, but what’s the purpose of this functionality? We all know how hard it is to maintain different environments in a structured way. Most of the Sitecore partners are using a combination between packages, version control and database script to make sure they migrate excellent.
From version 6 we allow you to serialize a single item, a tree or an entire database.
How stuff works…
To get an overview how stuff works, please have a look at this movie.
Stay tuned for more information about Sitecore 6, serialization and everything going on in Sitecore world!
Update: movie has now a new version which is a bit bigger(28mb) but uses zoom so it should be more clear what I’m doing. Enjoy!