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Where to start migration from 2003 to 2007 - Any check lists out the

  Asked By: Holly    Date: May 06    Category: MOSS    Views: 1070

I have a huge 2003 portal - over 30,000K users managed heavily by AD.
Customized top level sites galore. We need to migrate but we are not
trained on MOSS 07. So as a manager I'd like to know where to begin
with and take into consideration as we formulate a migration plan. Can
anyone enlighten me?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Shushma Zariwala     Answered On: May 06

Wow, that is a loaded question The following is a generalization, and
could vary greatly depending on your business requirements.

1. Decide where you want to be in SharePoint Server 2007. I
wouldn't assume you simply need an upgrade. SharePoint Server 2007
offers rich functionality beyond what you had in 2003. I would prototype
a 2007 server system first, using your 2003 system for your base
requirements gathering.

2. I would strongly suggest SharePoint Server 2007 Core Tech
training first. This will help you prototype a system that will meet
your requirements

3. Design your 2003-2007 migration. I would take a 2003-2007
upgrade class 2nd.. While you might think this is out of order, taking
(or your staff) the 2007 class first will allow you to see how 2007 will
meet your business/technical requirements, and not limit yourself to the
previous version's features.

Answer #2    Answered By: Bahadur Kotoky     Answered On: May 06

Can you tell me please, what is better/ideal in a Content Database

1.Install SP2007 + SP1 and then perform the Database Migration

2.Install SP2007, perform the Database Migration and after that
install the SP1

Answer #3    Answered By: Jeremey Avery     Answered On: May 06

I would bet on #1 (without double checking with MS this seems most
logical to me in my experience with MS technology)