Sunday, September 25, 2011

SharePoint 2007 upgrade to SharePoint 2010 Basics

So all set...for upgradation...still not sure....what to do and specially how to do....ok lets start in 3 phases......This is part 1 of the complete post. Let's understand the basics.

Few steps are required before even you start with upgradation like:

Learn Phase – Focus on understanding what you have today and where you plan to go tomorrow. Know about your data and sites structure.
Prepare Phase – Detailed planning for SharePoint 2010 upgrade.
Test Phase – Testing the upgrade process. Create a test server and do this exercise there and see issues coming, log them with resolution so at the time of actual upgradation if you see any similar issue so you have the solution ready with you...right!!!

Implement Phase – Perform the actual upgrade.

Validate Phase – Validate the success of the upgrade.

User Training: Apart from these phases, user training is also a required phase here as tomorrow if users are not sure where to go....mainly navigation and site permissions....these are the two areas definitely where user training is very much required. SharePoint 2010 ribbon is most amazing thing for the new users and believe me not easy to understand for a user who was working in SP 2007 environment.

In SharePoint 2010 there are two upgrade methods available.

  • In-Place Upgrade
  • Database Attach Upgrade
Note: There is no Gradual Upgrade method available for upgrading SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010.

There is also no direct upgrade method from SPS 2003 to SharePoint 2010. So if you want to upgrade from SPS 2003 to SharePoint 2010 you will have to upgrade SPS 2003 to MOSS 2007 and then from MOSS 2007 to ShaePoint 2010.

Would provide more detailed information on these 2 with screenshots in next blogs...keep an eye... :)


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