I've been asked a few times whether I'd migrate my rating system (MOSS 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010) to SharePoint Foundation 2013. At first, I wasn't too enthusiastic as I'm doing that during my free time and I had many other things to do.
But it turned out that I've just finished my book on 2013 so I've had a little bit more time to handle that migration. So I did it!
I made a "as is" migration. It means that I didn't add any new feature nor did I make something specific for 2013. It's just working as before.
I had to perform some adjustements regarding the Site Definition & regarding the list view rendering since now, list views are based on Display Templates (JSLink) but that's it. So, installing this new WSP (Farm Solution) onto Foundation 2013 before (or after) having upgraded your 2010 databases should make it just fine!
However, rating discussion boards is now only partially supported, that's the only small difference. This is due to the change in rendering list views and the discussion board is a very specific one.
You can download this 2013 version on CodePlex http://sptoolbasket2013.codeplex.com/
It took me a while before I could find time to record these few mute videos demonstrating how you can use and install the rating system for SharePoint Foundation available on CodePlex at http://sptoolbasket2010.codeplex.com/
|Videos in WMV format|
|Install the solution||1.9 MB||42 sec|
|Activate the site collection feature||1.7 MB||30 sec.|
|Using rating functionality with list & libraries||8.3 MB||2 min 42 sec.|
|Using rating functionality with discussion boards||3.6 MB||110 sec.|
|Using rating functionality with pages||3.9 MB||2 min 30 sec.|
|Creating a rating team site & site collection||3.7 MB||1 min 42 sec.|
|Using rating functionality within a blog||4 MB||2 min sec.|
|Viewing rating reports||3.4 MB||1 min 10 sec.|
|Working with comment approval||8.2 MB||4 min.|
|Handling the anonymous||3.2 MB||1 min 35 sec.|
I've eventually migrated my rating system to SharePoint 2010. Originally, I didn't plan to migrate it since SharePoint 2010 offers an out of the box rating solution but I didn't notice directly that this feature is only available in SharePoint Server and SharePoint Server Enterprise, not in SharePoint Foundation.
Therefore, because of that and also because of some requests on CodePlex, I decided to make an effort and to find the necessary time to make the migration.
I've just released a new version of the basket system. The new release includes an approval system allowing moderators to validate user comments. On top of this, the page rating webpart has been strongly enriched with various new functionalities, a better look & feel and an easy possibility to customize its look & feel by providing corporate branded CSS.
You can download it on CodePlex at the following address :