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  • Feb.24.2010

    I spoke last week on web content management in 2010.  The talk gave an overview of WCM in SharePoint, and then we went through two scenarios.  The first was a live upgrade of a 2007 to 2010, followed by a new net build.

    For the upgrade we used the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario's Intranet site called Tickr.  This is a MOSS 2007 site that we launched for the HSFO last summer.  As part of Microsoft's Rapid Deployment Program, we are working with HSFO to create a 2010 version of the site (along with a net new Board of Directors portal in 2010).

    For the net new build, we are working with Samuel & Sons on building a new public web site, also as part of Microsoft's 2010 RDP program.

    I've made the PowerPoint slide deck from the presentation available as a download.  You can find it at What's New in Web Content Management in SharePoint 2010 2010-02-17.

    I promised during the session to post the details of the upgrade process, so I've created another post at Upgrading a MOSS 2007 WCM Site to 2010.

  • Feb.24.2010

    So you want to upgrade your MOSS 2007 web content management site to SharePoint 2010?  Here's my recipe of the process we've been following.  Note that this was last updated on the RC version of SharePoint 2010.

    The following are the steps that you need to go through:

    1. You need to be on MOSS 2007 first.  If you're coming from SPS 2003 or CMS 2002, there is no direct upgrade path to SP2010
    2. You need to have SP2 installed on your MOSS 2007 environment.  This is the only supported path, and SP2 includes some tools for preparing for the upgrade
    3. You can do either an in-place upgrade or a database attach.  In-place means you actually upgrade the server that is running MOSS 2007.  This doesn't give you an easy fallback position, so we're not fans of it.  Content database attach means you attach a backup of the content database to a new SP2010 farm.  Much safer
    4. First step is to run the pre-upgrade checker on your MOSS 2007 server - Stsadm –o preupgradecheck
    5. Review the log file that comes out of this, and perform any appropriate cleanup to your 2007 farm prior to performing the upgrade.  We recommend running this step periodically even if your upgrade isn't planned  for some time
    6. Prepare your new 2010 farm.  You'll need Windows Server 64-bit for both the SharePoint and SQL servers, and SQL Server needs to be 64-bit
    7. Backup your existing database through SQL Server Management Studio
    8. Restore it to the 2010 farm's SQL Server
    9. Create a new web application on the 2010 farm
    10. Delete the content DB that was provisioned with the web application
    11. Attach the content database to the web application with the command line Stsadm –o addcontentdb –url siteurl –databasename DBName
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  • Feb.10.2010

    I'll be speaking at the next TSPUG meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2010.  My topic for this meeting is Web Content Management with SharePoint 2010. I'll be covering the following:

    • Overview of WCM in SharePoint (site columns, content types, master pages, and layouts)
    • Upgrading an existing MOSS 2007 WCM site to 2010
    • Content database attach upgrade
    • Steps involved in updating a master page to be SP2010 compliant
    • Building a net new SP2010 WCM site
    • Building the site columns, content types, and site structure
    • Creating the master page and layouts in SharePoint Designer
    • Building a custom component in Visual Studio 2010
    • Site deployment

    6:00pm – Pizza and social

    6:30pm – Introductions and Q&A

    6:50pm – Web Content Management in SharePoint 2010

    8:30pm – Prizes and closing

    To register, click here

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