Sitecore packages simplify the complex task of deploying changes to multiple environments in a way that is both consistent and repeatable; this lowers the cost of development while simultaneously increasing reliability.
TDS is one of the few tools available that allow users to generate .update packages - which were created by Sitecore to handle product and module upgrades - in an uncomplicated and simple way.
TDS allows Sitecore developers to automate the packaging process. By accessing the ‘Package Bundling’ section, users can select the other TDS projects they want to be included in the Update Package they are generating. This means users only need to manage one file for the entire solution’s build, instead of a package for each project.
Packages can be ‘shrunk’ down even further by telling TDS ‘exclude items changed after’ a certain date during a build. This removes items known to have been previously pushed from the current package, shrinks the package contents, and saves a great deal of deployment time.
Developers can run custom code at the end of a package install. There are three post deploy steps available out of the box: Publish After Deploy, Update Link Database, and Trigger Save Events. They are available on the ‘Deploy’ tab.
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