Has anyone been successful in using any of the Fab 40 templates in a SharePoint 2013 Foundation environment?


SharePoint 2013 has much better support for 2010 solutions than 2010 did for 2007. Most SharePoint 2010 solutions will deploy to SharePoint 2013 and work just fine (some may require your site collection to run in 2010 mode). It doesn't appear that anyone (at least not publicly online) has done much testing with the Fab 40 templates on 2013 specifically. With that said, however, if you use the guides and solutions for installing them on 2010, you should have nearly the same success rate that people had running them on 2010.

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  • I was able to use stsadm to install a couple of these templates (BugDatabase.wsp and ProjectTrackingWorkspace.wsp). However, when I upgraded my content database from 2010 to 2013, the sites that were using these templates failed to upgrade. – pmartin Mar 5 '13 at 20:13
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    In 2013, install these WSPs in PowerShell and set the -CompatibilityLevel "14,15" parameter on the Install-SPSolution cmdlet. – John Chapman Mar 6 '13 at 17:40

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