My company (500-600 employees) has been using SharePoint 2010 for their intranet for a few years and my boss wants to completely refresh the intranet starting Jan 1st next year.
What exactly do I need to do? I've been told to checkout both SharePoint online and SharePoint 2013.
I am a developer and don't really do many installs for production systems. I normally do installs for myself - to build dev environments or something like that. I know there is documentation out there for installing and configuring SP - but there's just SO MUCH of it. Can anyone point me to some more minimalistic guides to get SP 2013 up and running? Also... and I don't know yet if this is going to be a requirement, but how different is setting up SP2013 going to be if I do or do not attempt to migrate existing data or do an "upgrade" or however it is said.
One other thing - I know there is an image on Azure in the VM gallery for SP 2013. Can I just do an install there and get a feel for it? Is that going to mimic a real world set up fairly well?
Hopefully this question isn't too broad. I'd just like to start a discussion and hopefully someone can say "start here ____"