A Guide to BrightWork Template Design Sync
BrightWork Template Design Sync allows you to make design changes to a template and pull those changes into sites created from that template on a site by site basis. These changes can include adding new items such as lists and list columns and removing certain unmatched items in the destination site.
In the table below, I’ve outlined what can and cannot be synced. Due to certain SharePoint design restrictions, and other practical reasons, not all changes to the template are synced. For example, new tasks are not synced as there is a high risk of over-writing existing project information.
3rd party tools are also out of scope. We would recommend that you test in Development to see what does and doesn’t come over from such software and how it may work with the BrightWork Design Sync.
Note: This is accurate for 15.5 / 16.1. Check out your BrightWork Help for other versions.
BrightWork Template Design Sync
|Automatically Synced||Optionally Synced||Not Synced|
|Site features||Quick Launch||Links under the” Recent” heading on the Quick Launch|
|Site columns||Report-Tabs list||Any library marked as a catalog (like the web part library)|
|Site content types||Site theme||Content in lists and libraries including tasks|
|Site custom actions||Master page application||Email Scheduler|
|Site regional settings||Home page design||Wiki libraries|
|Site logo URL||Remove unmatched list and libraries||Email Notification settings|
|Site description||Remove unmatched site content types||Hold and eDiscovery feature settings|
|Additional lists and libraries||Remove unmatched site columns||List and libraries that are hidden from the browser (via SharePoint Designer) or hidden by design (e.g. Hold and eDiscovery)|
|List and library settings||Remove unmatched views||List alerts|
|List and library custom actions||Remove unmatched list and library forms||Master Page Library settings and views|
|List and library content types||Add new BrightWork pages||Metadata navigation settings|
|List and library columns||Add new web parts to BrightWork pages||No Code Workflow library settings|
|List and library view changes||Add to Site Assets library||BrightWork Reporter Personal Reports|
|Tree view settings||Remove unmatched site pages||Personal Views|
|Custom ProjectCacheSettings.xml files||Add new Project Metrics||Security Settings|
|Setting of common project metrics||Site Title and Description|
|Updates to Workflows|
|Project Request URL|
|Project Status Reports column mappings|
|Task schedule settings|
|Metric tile webpart settings|