Background Over the past few months I have met with a large number of clients with SharePoint 2007 implementations who are asking the SharePoint million dollar question , “Should we migrate our SharePoint 2007 environment to SharePoint 2010 or should we just go right to SharePoint 2013?
Perhaps that's at least part of the lengthier explanation why no one is selling any primers or macros, or project management planning tools that attack the particulars of this upgrade cycle
Many companies are preparing to upgrade from earlier versions of SharePoint to the recently released SharePoint 2010 version. As such, I thought it might be helpful to do an overview of the upgrade options and considerations
”From the Consulting Trenches” Examples of Environments Succesfully Migrated into SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365’s SharePoint Online These 5 organizations with existing SharePoint as well as non-SharePoint platforms had the following technology landscapes implemented and overall project requirements for their new initiative: • Our organization has SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) implemented with a fair amount of customizations that were done via SharePoint Designer and we are wanting to upgrade directly to SharePoint Server 2013
We are in the midst of the approximate 3 year SharePoint release but what the big difference here is that a large number of organizations have not yet upgraded to version 4, SharePoint 2010, and are still on SharePoint 2007 (MOSS or WSS)
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But what’s the best approach to upgrade to the new platform?...Upgrading From An Earlier SharePoint You have options when you decide to upgrade from an older version of SharePoint
In the recent AIIM research on SharePoint adoption, it was shown that “only 8% of SharePoint users have completed their upgrade to the 2010 version, whereas 21% are deploying 2010 as a first use. Of these 6% are live. 28% are in the process of upgrading from 2007 to 2010
Oleson & Wagner’s template on MOSS 2007 includes two sections on policies: operational and application usage
Considerations when upgrading from SharePoint Server 2007 If you are upgrading a SharePoint 2007 farm to SharePoint 2010, there are a few things you should consider as you complete the upgrade: · If web applications are changing URLs, be sure to update the Service Principle Names to reflect the DNS names · Delete the SSP service principal names as they are no longer needed in 2010
My Users Thought “Awareness” Was a SharePoint Thing – Since Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 hit the streets in our neighborhood in tandem, my users thought SharePoint awareness, .e.g. not having to separately Check-in/out, was part of SharePoint