I'm looking for a book or website which will lay out the complete process of upgrading from SharePoint 2007 to 2010.

I've come across a couple of products which will do this for me, such as Xavor and Metalogix, but they are both quite expensive.

Our Sharepoint 2007 environment is only 5gb in size so I don't think we should need one of these expensive products to do the upgrade.

Can somebody point me to a book or website which will completely outline the process of going through this upgrade?

I found a book from O'Reilly Media which goes through the process but it isn't due out until December 2011 so that's not going to work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Why do you need a production for this. We migrated 5 applications (about 5 GB each) manually and we did not face any major issues.
    – Shoban
    Apr 20, 2011 at 5:23
  • I don't necessarily need one, just looking for literature on how to do the upgrade manually that's all.
    – user3110
    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:00

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First a shameless plug to my own whitepaper on upgrading SharePoint from 2007 to 2010 ;-)

Joel Oleson had a book planned (that included chapters in my whitepaper), but I think it was delayed. You can access parts of it for free for 45 days here. In the meantime check his blog.

You should also check the planning guidance on TechNet.

Also SharePoint 911 have created a wiki dedicated to SharePoint upgrade.

  • +1, impressive whitepaper. I only had a chance to glance at it, but I will give it a more thorough reading when I have some time. Apr 19, 2011 at 20:43

We recently did this and it was a bit of a nightmare. Keep in mind that we were dealing with a really screwed up 2007 instance to begin with and that we were in the 1 terabyte range rather than 5 gigabytes. I doubt your migration will be as difficult as ours.

There are too many points to hit regarding migration to cover in one post so I will direct you to TechNets article Upgrade and Migration for SharePoint Server 2010 which I think is a good place to start and should cover most questions you have.

  • Both were great answers but I thought the other was a bit more comprehesive. Thanks for taking the time to provide such a great answer!
    – user3110
    Apr 21, 2011 at 12:02

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