Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sure Step Template for SharePoint 2010

Last year, I wrote an article explaining how to deploy the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step template in SharePoint 2007. This year, I had to figure out how to deploy the Sure Step template in a SharePoint 2010 environment. So here are a few tricks.

I used the Microsoft Sure Step client platform version 3.2.3.0, Content 3.2.5.0.

The first step is to retrieve the Sure Step Project Site Template.wsp file from C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics\Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step\SharePoint Templates. Note that the .stp file is useless for SharePoint 2010. Once you have that .wsp file, upload it to the Solutions center of the site collection where you need your Sure Step template.

Once the file is uploaded, you need to activate it. In order to activate it, you must ensure that you have the necessary rights and also that the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Sandboxed Code Service is started. If not, simply start it from the Central Administration -> System Settings -> Manage services on server page.

As soon as the Sure Step template solution is activated, you can create a sub-site using that template in your site collection.

3 comments:

Larry said...

I have installed as you describe but when I try to create a new site I get the following:
The site template requires that the Feature {fde5d850-671e-4143-950a-87b473922dc7} be activated in the site collection.

Not all that helpfull in that it doesn't tell me what feature that is. Any helP?

Doctor Partlow said...

Jehan,

is it possible to import an existing sure step project into sharepoint?

Jehan said...

@Partlow: Existing project in the SureStep application ? Not sure I never tried. In the worst case, you can always create a SureStep project of the same type on your SharePoint and copy all your updated documents afterwards.