Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Activate Group Work Site Template in SharePoint 2013



In this post we will discuss how to activate Group Work Site Template in SharePoint 2013. Also you can check out:

- What's new in Developer dashboard in SharePoint 2013?

- OAuth in SharePoint 2013

- How we will create a package to deploy the auto-hosted app to the Office Store or an App Catalog in SharePoint 2013?

This Group Work site template provides a groupware solution that teams can use to create, organize, and share information. The Group Work site template includes the Group Calendar, Circulation, Phone-Call Memo, document library, and other basic lists.

Over all this is a very useful template in SharePoint 2010.

But the bad news is Microsoft removed the Group Work Site template in SharePoint 2013.

The reason behind this is The Group Work site template was not a widely used site template. The Group Work site template was removed from SharePoint 2013 to simplify the list of templates that are available when a user creates a new site collection.

But it will support the migration, Existing sites that were created by using the Group Work site template will continue to operate in SharePoint 2013.

Workaround:
But If you want to include that template in SharePoint 2013, then Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\1033\XML, open WEBTEMP.XML file, find an element with 'Group Work Site' title attribute and change its Hidden attribute from FALSE to TRUE.


1 comments:

slosuenos said...

Think you mean Hidden attribute from TRUE to FALSE....

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