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  • Blog Post: Upgrade: Frequent questions from SharePoint Conference 2012

    It was great talking with so many of you at the SharePoint Conference last week. From one on one discussions to the big crush at Ask the Experts, we had several questions come up multiple times. Here are the most frequent questions from the conference about upgrade: Q: Can I upgrade from Office SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Refresh of SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro training now available

    We are excited to announce a refreshed version of the technical training materials for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. This training package is for administrators, architects, and business analysts for learning all the new capabilities and functionalities in SharePoint Server 2013. Content doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: New videos show how to do a database attach upgrade

    The process for performing a database attach upgrade can seem complicated. We thought it might be nice to give you a visual overview of the process and demonstrate the steps involved in video format. Two new videos can help you understand and visualize the process for performing the following tasks:...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Products: Upgrade and the Fabulous 40 Application Templates

    Many of you have used the "Fabulous 40 templates" that were created for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Some of these templates were created as site admin templates (.stp files) and some as server admin templates (.wsp files). Microsoft is not releasing new versions of these templates for SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade – how can we help you get started?

    Hi – SharePoint Server 2010 has been out for over a year, and many of you have upgraded to take advantage of the new user interface, ease of administration, and new features. But many organizations are still evaluating whether and when to upgrade. We’d like to get a little information from those of you...
  • Blog Post: Still have questions regarding upgrading to Office SharePoint Server 2007?

    We have updated the following topics that deal with upgrading to Office SharePoint Server 2007, based on customer feedback : · Determine upgrade approach (Office SharePoint Server) · How the upgrade process works · Review upgrade best practices · Estimate how long the upgrade process will...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 Products from other versions or products

    Not every upgrade is a straightforward upgrade from one version of a product to the next. In order to help, we've got new TechNet library articles about how to perform an upgrade when you need to: Skip a version: Upgrade from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint Server 2010 Upgrade from Windows...
  • Blog Post: Conceptual videos for upgrade

    Because the upgrade process has so many steps, we’re trying to make it as clear as possible when to do what, and who needs to do which step. To that end, we’ve created a series of very short (1-3 minute) overview videos with graphics that illustrate the steps in the process. The first video has a quick...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade learning roadmap–revisited

    Not long ago, we launched a set of Learning Roadmaps for SharePoint 2013 ( blog post ). It seems like they’re going over fairly well, but we wanted to try out a more visual, less formal version of the roadmap content type and see what you think. I’ve reworked the Upgrade roadmap to include visuals as...
  • Blog Post: Tip: Take a moment to rename databases during a database attach upgrade

    SharePoint Products automatically generate GUID-based database names when databases are created, such as WSS_Content_ 2a24a7ecde1744d4823e31d77b266653. When you're ready to upgrade, if you don’t have a handy farm inventory, it can take a little time and research to identify each database and map them...