Case Study: A Complex SharePoint Migration

Category: SharePoint

SharePoint MigrationThis blog post is a recap of a complex, customized SharePoint migration. The environment was a full trust solution, full server install of SharePoint Enterprise. This case study was not an upgrade to a different SharePoint version or a move to Office 365. The project was mostly a 1 for 1 move from an existing managed hosting provider to a different hosting provider (although there are a lot of items that you might find useful in any type of migration or upgrade project in my slides).

The blog post and slides cover a lot of different aspects of the SharePoint migration, including many that are not often discussed (such as admitting to mistakes, budgets, politics and personnel problems). However, I have attempted to cover it all; the good, the bad, and the final rewards of what made going through this massive endeavor worthwhile.

For a visual review of what the SharePoint migration included, feel free to review the slides below.

 

Thanks To

  • Dan Usher for letting me speak at the Reston SharePoint User Group and doing so much for the SharePoint Community including running the Meetup & a part of SharePoint Saturday in D.C.
  • Others mentioned in the slideshow, but particularly Dave who helped so much with the technical issues of the project. 
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