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Why should not we use SharePoint Designer in production environment? RRS feed

  • Question

  • 1. Why should not we use SharePoint Designer in production environment for on-prem application?

    2. Should we use SharePoint Designer in production environment for Office 365 application?


    jnkb

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:29 PM

Answers

  • Jnkb,

    1. Enabling the SPD for all the users is a disaster as they might break site easily by changing settings or configuration.

    It purely depends on who is going to use it. If you have control on who is going to use the SPD(a.k.a Developers/ Designers) then it would be safe.

    General recommendation is based on the usage have a streamlined process in your organization for the "SPD Access". If its a Production Site have more scrutinized process.

    2. Yes. but not for all the users.

    Below video should throw you some light

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH2KtFXNakQ


    Sivabalan

    Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:07 PM

All replies

  • Hi Jnkb,

    1. You could use SharePoint designer in production environment for on premise application if meeting the SharePoint designer installation requirement. SharePoint Designer is a tool used to connect to and work with a SharePoint site.

    The article below is about what is SharePoint Designer.

    http://www.simplifiedsharepoint.com/Pages/EU/What-is-SharePoint-Designer.aspx

    2. Yes, you should.  It is important that the version of SharePoint Designer match the version of the SharePoint farm hosting the SharePoint site to which you are connecting. If you use SharePoint Online and your farm is upgraded then you will also need to upgrade your version of SharePoint Designer.

    The article below is about using SharePoint Designer with SharePoint Online.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/office/jj860365.aspx

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan


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    • Proposed as answer by Brian R Jones Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:57 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by User2278 Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:04 PM
    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6:34 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Sara,

    your answer is not the answer for my question since I know SP designer should not be used in production but you told how to connect SP designer to O365 production. 

    What is microsoft's recommendation in this case? Should we use SP designer to O365 production? yes or know?


    jnkb


    • Edited by User2278 Friday, June 26, 2015 11:08 AM
    Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:07 PM
  • Jnkb,

    1. Enabling the SPD for all the users is a disaster as they might break site easily by changing settings or configuration.

    It purely depends on who is going to use it. If you have control on who is going to use the SPD(a.k.a Developers/ Designers) then it would be safe.

    General recommendation is based on the usage have a streamlined process in your organization for the "SPD Access". If its a Production Site have more scrutinized process.

    2. Yes. but not for all the users.

    Below video should throw you some light

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH2KtFXNakQ


    Sivabalan

    Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:07 PM
  • still the same question, there is now way for a process implementation because you can only enable or disable for all on prem and on SPO you can manage it only o site level and site admin can change...

    How we can disable for everyone on SPO and enable only for approved sites ?

    We call it Pandora :-)

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:31 PM