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November 2010

Best practices for migrating to SharePoint 2010

With the release of SharePoint 2010, Microsoft continues to grow its already compelling content management platform. And although many enterprises are thinking about a move to SharePoint 2010, they aren’t necessarily coming from the same place. The difference between migration and upgrade Often the terms migration and upgrade are used synonymously. But each term actually describes a mutually distinctive path. By definition, an upgrade is the act of loading the new version of SharePoint on your existing farm. This process involves -- at the least -- changing the underlying binary files, altering all of the content databases associated with your SharePoint environment and potentially changing aspects of your SharePoint sites. Unfortunately, this approach is available only to a narrow set of SharePoint implementations that are already SharePoint 2007. Companies that don’t have the upgrade option must migrate content to a new SharePoint farm. The upgrade decision path can be found on Microsoft’s TechNet site along with information ...

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