About the upgrade process (SharePoint Server 2010)
Published: May 12, 2010
The first step in any upgrade process is to learn about the process itself so that you can plan and prepare appropriately. This section of the upgrade guide contains articles that help you understand how upgrade works and how the services in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 are affected when you upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
In this section:
Find out about new requirements, approaches, and features that are available for upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
Get a visual overview of the steps involved in each upgrade approach.
Learn what can and cannot be upgraded for Search in Office SharePoint Server 2007, and understand additional steps that must be performed to upgrade Search to SharePoint Server 2010.
Office SharePoint Server 2007 included several shared services. The services model is different for SharePoint Server 2010, which means that you must configure services that can be upgraded and you must migrate data or information for the services that cannot be upgraded. Find out which approach can upgrade which services and what steps that you must take before, during, and after upgrade for your existing shared services.
In Office SharePoint Server 2007, it was possible to configure parent farms and child farms to share services. In such an environment, the parent farm hosts one or more Shared Services Providers (SSPs) from which one or more child farms consume services. Learn how to approach upgrading these environments.