Monday, April 2, 2012

Migrating SharePoint 2007 site to SharePoint 2010

Recently, I had to come up with a strategy to migrate our company's internal SharePoint based website from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 platform and the following MSDN article made my life so much easy:


There were no custom developed components however there were many major customizations in different sections of the site collection, so we planned to followed the below steps:

  1. Prepare the new SharePoint 2010 Farm/Server.
  2. Detach the Content Database from the SharePoint 2007 web application.
  3. Move the Content Database to the new SQL Server.
  4. Create a new Web Application in SharePoint 2010.
  5. Attach the Content Database to the new Web Application.
  6. Verify data and functionality.
  7. Some customizations might/will stop working so you need to fix them or in some cases re-do them.
In short I have to follow the same strategy which I have used for migrating the site from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2007.