Upgrade Toolkit for Windows SharePoint Services Sites and Templates
Published: February 8, 2007 | Updated: February 2, 2009
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About This Solution Accelerator
With the release of Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0, users who have created sites based on any of the original Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 application templates offered on Microsoft TechNet or on other customized sites or site templates will want to upgrade them to work in the new environment.
The Solution Accelerator Team (SAT) has created a Solution Accelerator that provides guidance and tools to enable IT pros to successfully upgrade their custom sites and templates. The result: a set of custom sites and templates that will operate in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 environment. This toolkit also includes a set of upgraded application templates.
Included in the Download
This Solution Accelerator includes the following components:
- Upgrade Toolkit for Windows SharePoint Sites and Templates Guide. End-to-end guidance to plan and implement custom site and template upgrades.
- Solution scripts. Nine command-line scripts to facilitate the upgrade process.
- Upgraded application templates. These are 33 application templates that have been upgraded to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
In More Detail
When you upgrade to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, your existing SharePoint sites are upgraded to work in the new environment and the new features are applied to them. Also during the upgrade, the default site templates are replaced by Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 equivalents. This is not true, however, for customized sites and site templates―there are no equivalents for them and they do not upgrade correctly.
The Upgrade Toolkit for Windows SharePoint Services Sites and Templates serves two main purposes:
- To provide IT pros with the guidance and tools that they need to upgrade customized sites and site templates to function in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 environment. The upgraded sites and site templates maintain their customizations and acquire a set of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 features.
- To provide a set of upgraded application templates based on those currently published for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 on TechNet and to provide instructions for installing these application templates in the new environment.
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