Upgrade site collections to SharePoint 2013

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Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2016-12-16

Summary: Find out how to upgrade a site collection to SharePoint 2013.

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SharePoint 2013 Products Preview - Upgrade Process model

Describes the steps in the process for a database-attach upgrade.

The following articles about how to upgrade site collections are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.


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Run site collection health checks in SharePoint 2013

Run the site collection health checks to verify your site is running well. Check each site before you upgrade to SharePoint 2013.

Upgrade a site collection to SharePoint 2013

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

Review site collections upgraded to SharePoint 2013

Review site collections after you have upgraded them to SharePoint 2013.

Manage site collection upgrades to SharePoint 2013

Farm administrators manage the upgrade queue and throttling settings and upgrade site collections to SharePoint 2013.

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Upgrade and Migration Resource Center for SharePoint 2013 Products

Visit the Resource Center to find additional information about upgrades to SharePoint 2013.

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What’s New in SharePoint 2013 Products Resource Center

Visit the Resource Center to learn about what’s new in SharePoint 2013.