Fab40 SharePoint2010 Migration
Today I played a little bit with the Fabulous 40 Templates from Microsoft.
So what I actually did was:
I installed the Fab40 templates on a virtual SharePoint environment (2007) in a clean webapplication and created a SiteCollection from every template.
Then I backed up the content DB of the Webapplication and copied it to a clean SharePoint2010 environment and did an DB Attach upgrade to the database.
After that I tried to save all SiteCollections as templates (which would be .wsp’s in SharePoint2010).
I wasn’t able to save all SiteCollections as .wsp template, but migration worked quiet good as far as I can see.
The cool thing is, that you can still use all the templates which were already deliverd as .wsp, you can’t use the .stp’s anymore but all the former .stp files could be saved as .wsp files. So I guess you can still use the Fab40 on SharePoint2010.
Here you can download the Fab40 (the old .wsp which work under 2010 as well as the migrated .wsp which I created from migrating them)
The following table shows which of the .wsp could be used to create new sites under SharePoint2010 (I found that creating SiteCollections based on the .wsp isn’t always working as well as creating Subsites under TeamSites etc. the best experience I made was with creating Fab40 sites as subsites of an collaboration portal site)
Disclaimer: I haven’t tested the .wsp or the migrated templates for their functionality and I don’t take any guarantee on them working… as always deploy stuff from the internet in a testing environment first and then AFTER testing move it over to production.