We are almost done! The first draft of Chapter 5: Maintaining Content from Multiple Sites Offline is complete.

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This chapter address the scenario where a user is faced with the burden of maintaining the same type of content across many SharePoint sites. Instead of making the user go to each site to make edits, we consolidate the content into an Excel smart document. This enables the user to maintain all of the content in a single worksheet and even while they are in an offline state. The solution then includes a synchronization process for the user's changes into the respective SharePoint sites.