Sitecore 6: Serializing items and whole databases *Updated*

In Sitecore 6 we’ve introduced an extremely cool functionality which is called serialization. You can identify this functionality in the ribbon interface:

In the Developer tab of the Ribbon, you'll find the serialization options.

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!

7 thoughts on “Sitecore 6: Serializing items and whole databases *Updated*”

  1. Thank you so much for posting this entry. The screencast is really cool.

  2. Hi Alex,

    Cool movie, but I am new to this. Can explain some more about this. Can you use this to make quick new websites?


  3. Any chance you can update the (broken) link to the screencast? Would love to see it.

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