So I’ve attended Sean Livingston’s two upgrade sessions at the SharePoint conference today (SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Part 1: Fundamentals and SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Part 2: Advanced Scenarios) and I figure I’m ready to try upgrading a MOSS 2007 site. What better one to start with than our public web site from www.envisionit.com.
For those of you that don’t want to read all the sordid details, the site did upgrade quite cleanly, and is now available on http://www2010.envisionit.com/Products, running under SharePoint 2010. It still has the old user experience, but in this case that just affects authors, and not the general public. I’ll be working through that quite soon I’m sure. The top level site is currently broken though, as I flipped the user experience over and I can get it back just yet.
We need to start off with a few prerequisites here. First and foremost there are only two versions of SharePoint you can upgrade from. They are WSS v3 SP2 and MOSS 2007 SP2. You have to be current on SP2, and if you’re skipping versions, you still need to migrate through 2007. That’s fine, our site is built as a publishing site on MOSS 2007, and we’ve installed SP2, so we’re good on that side. Next is that you have to be running 64-bit servers for BOTH SharePoint and SQL. You can use either SQL 2005 or SQL 2008, but it has to be 64-bit. ...