Perform a search-first migration (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2011-09-29
Upgrading to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides significant improvements in enterprise search capability. However, policy or resource constraints in an organization sometimes pose challenges that can prevent or postpone a complete upgrade. Even if your organization is not ready to perform a complete upgrade from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, you can take advantage of end-user enterprise search capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 from your SharePoint Server 2007 deployment by performing a search-first migration.
The following articles describe the process of search-first migration. In these articles, it is assumed that you are knowledgeable about deploying, configuring, and operating Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, especially with regard to search functionality.
Provides an overview of search-first migration and a list of supported and unsupported migration paths.
Discusses planning considerations for deploying and configuring a new server farm to provide SharePoint Server 2010 end-user search capabilities for the existing SharePoint Server 2007 farm.
Describes considerations for planning Search Centers and people search in the new SharePoint Server 2010 farm.
Describes how to configure a new SharePoint Server 2010 farm for a search-first migration.
Describes how to configure the existing SharePoint Server 2007 farm for search-first migration.
Describes ways to retrieve search settings from the SharePoint Server 2007 farm and reproduce the settings in the SharePoint Server 2010 farm.
Describes what end users need to know about conducting searches after the search-first migration is complete.
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