Custom Master Pages, Custom Site Templates and Sand- boxed Solutions are NOT Recommended for Office 365 Sites | Microsoft Trends
Recently there was an updated session at the last Teched Europe conference where Microsoft is recommending to avoid using these types of customizations.
Custom Master Pages, Custom Site Templates and Sand boxed Solutions are NOT Recommended for Office 365 Sites | Microsoft Trends
The key challenge with creating your own site definitions and web templates is that while they are based on underlying out of the box templates (e.g. a Team Site Template) they do not receive any new features from those underlying templates as they are updated. If Microsoft adds additional features to those out of the box templates, your custom site template does not receive these features automatically – in effect, your custom site template is now based on a moment in time version of the out of the box site template. This means your custom template becomes further and further out of the date as Microsoft adds additional features.
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