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Upgrade overview videos for SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013

Published: February 5, 2013

Summary: View this series of short overview videos to understand how upgrade works for SharePoint 2013.

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 

The following six videos (each video is less than five minutes) can help you understand how to upgrade to SharePoint 2013.

Overview: SharePoint 2013 upgrade process

This video provides a brief overview of the upgrade process for SharePoint 2013 (video 1 of 6).

Watch the SharePoint 2013 Upgrade: Overview video

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Overview of the upgrade process to SharePoint 2013

Learn about how to upgrade databases, service applications, My Sites, and site collections to SharePoint 2013.

Phase 1: Create the SharePoint 2013 farm

This video provides a quick explanation of how to create a farm for use in an upgrade to SharePoint 2013 (video 2 of 6).

Watch the SharePoint 2013 Upgrade: Phase 1 video

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Create the SharePoint 2013 farm for a database attach upgrade

Create and configure a SharePoint 2013 farm so that you can upgrade databases from SharePoint 2010 Products.

Phase 2: Copy the databases to the new farm

This video provides a quick explanation of how to copy SharePoint 2010 databases to a SharePoint 2013 farm for upgrade (video 3 of 6).

Watch the SharePoint 2013 Upgrade: Phase 2 video

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Copy databases to the new farm for upgrade to SharePoint 2013

Copy SharePoint 2010 Products content and service databases to a SharePoint 2013 farm so that you can upgrade the data to SharePoint 2013.

Phase 3: Upgrade the service applications

This video provides a quick explanation of how to upgrade service applications to SharePoint 2013 (video 4 of 6).

Watch the SharePoint 2013 Upgrade: Phase 3 video

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Upgrade service applications to SharePoint 2013

Upgrade service applications (Business Connectivity Services, Managed Metadata, Secure Store, User Profiles, Search) to SharePoint 2013.

Phase 4: Upgrade content databases

This video provides a quick explanation of how to upgrade content databases to SharePoint 2013 (video 5 of 6).

Watch the SharePoint 2013 Upgrade: Phase 4 video

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Upgrade content databases to SharePoint 2013

Learn how to upgrade content databases from SharePoint 2010 Products to SharePoint 2013.

Migrate from classic-mode to claims-based authentication in SharePoint 2013

Convert SharePoint 2010 Products or SharePoint 2013 classic-mode web applications to claims-based authentication or create new claims-based web applications in SharePoint 2013.

Phase 5: Upgrade site collections

This video provides a quick explanation of how to upgrade site collections to SharePoint 2013 (video 6 of 6).

Watch the SharePoint 2013 Upgrade: Phase 5 video

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Upgrade a site collection to SharePoint 2013

Learn how site collection administrators can preview a copy of their sites in SharePoint 2013 mode, and then upgrade their sites.

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