Migrating to SharePoint 2013 - Practices and Solutions
Cygnet Infotech delivered a webinar that focused on the latest
Following points were discussed:
- Intro to SharePoint 2013
- Understanding Migration - Checklist & Process
- Understand Downtime & Disruption in SharePoint 2013
- How To Migrate - Content Database, Service Applications Databases and Site Collections
- How To Migrate - SharePoint 2013 User Experience
- How To - Validate Migration
you tell me the release date of
full version of SharePoint 2013?
It is already released. You can refer the following link.
Can you elaborate on Storage infrastructure improvements?
refers to SQL Server 2012 for performance and scalability. Therefore, you can take the advantage of its storage infrastructure. SharePoint 2013 supports Shredded storage and RBS as well.
Why has Web Analytics been removed in SharePoint 2013?
Web Analytics in SharePoint 2010 was having performance issues in
Does SharePoint 2013 support External BLOB Storage?
No. This feature is deprecated. SharePoint 2013 only supports Remote BLOB Storage. During the migration from
What would be the Permission level on the site if I Migrate From SP2010 to SP2013? Would it be there? I have the Active Directory User.
It will remain same unless you are
What is the best way to get the backup of the SP2010 Content Database either using PowerShell or some other way?
You can use PowerShell commands for taking backup of Content Databases. You also have the option to use SQL Server Management Studio as it enables the GUI.
Can we use 2013 license to install
2010. I do not follow how to migrate to 2010 with 2013 license
No. SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 have
What happens when we test database and upgrade is not ok, is there any indication of what to do?
It will return a list of errors while you execute the Test-SPContentDatabase and while upgrading, it will log all the errors in
Is it possible to migrate user profiles just by attaching the profile databases?
Yes, it is possible.
I found one new feature in SP2013 i.e. workflow management service. After migrating SharePoint 2010 designer workflows, those workflows will work or not?
Yes, they will work as SharePoint 2013 supports both workflow platforms.
Can we migrate from 2007 to 2013 without installing 2010 in the environment?
Yes, because SharePoint 2013 supports SP Mode 14 and SP Mode 15 simultaneously. Therefore, you need to install and configure the SharePoint 2013 farm, first you need to migrate from MOSS 2007 to SP Mode 14 of SharePoint 2013 (i.e. SharePoint 2010) then perform Visual Upgrade, and
While upgrading from MSS to SP 2013, we have two environments (MOSS & SP 2013). We migrate from 2007 to 2010 (14
mode in SP 2013) and then from 14 mode to 15 mode within SP 2013. So do you mean that the 14 to 15 mode migration happens in the same environment (i.e. The same server farm)?
Yes, it will happen in the same environment.
Regarding migration from MOSS to 2013, once we upgrade to 14
mode then do we have to uninstall SharePoint 14 and then install 15 mode?
No. Once you install SharePoint 2013, it will allow you to create your sites in Mode 14 and Mode 15. Therefore, once you migrate from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2013 Mode 14 then you need to perform
What is the best approach for Migrating MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2013?
After migrating to 2013, What is going to happen to those sites currently using MOSS 2007 UI in SP 2010? What about those sites that are working right now with MOSS 2007 UI in SharePoint 2010. Are those going to be upgraded to SP2010 UI?
First, you need to do
What is the better approach to migrate from 2010 to 2013 considering that you want to modify the permission structure in the new environment?
Assuming that you have new hardware to install SharePoint 2013,
What is the better approach to migrate from 2007 to 2013? With help of
third party products? What do you think?
It depends upon the third party tools. You should also consider the cost as well. You can also refer the following practice to migrate from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2013:
Install and configure the SharePoint 2013 farm and first you need to migrate from MOSS 2007 to SP Mode 14 of SharePoint 2013 (i.e. SharePoint 2010) then perform Visual Upgrade and
move manage metadata Taxonomy?
You can restore the Manage Metadata Service database to SharePoint 2013 environment and perform the database attach approach to migrate it. Once the migration has completed successfully then all the Taxonomy will be available and accessible.
How to migrate project database?
The project Server migration process is considered in
- Convert to Project Databases to Project service database
- Attach project services databases to web application
- Test project service database for warnings and errors
- Upgrade project services database
- Mount Project Web app instance
- Test Project Web app instance for warnings and errors
- Upgrade Project web app instance
- Enable project web app features
In 2013 once deferred site collection upgrade is done, can't we get the 2010 UI again?
Yes, once you migrated to SharePoint 2013 look and feel you cannot revert to SharePoint 2010 UI.
If My Site in 2010 is using FBA and is migrated to 2013, what are the steps to be taken care?
You can follow the standard steps for Database attach upgrade approach. SharePoint 2013 supports the claims authentication as
Does any previous workflow built in 2010 need to be rebuilt again?
No. SharePoint 2013 supports both the workflow platforms.
Can we move from 2007 to 2010 before
upgrade to 2013 using 2013 licenses?
Yes, that is correct.
What happens to those sites that have the look and feel of MOSS 2007 on an upgraded SP2010 once we migrate to SP2013?
You need to do visual upgrade first before you migrate from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. It is mandatory.
What about FBA already implemented on SP2010? Is there going to be any change? Can it be upgraded at once?
SharePoint 2013 supports Claims Authentication as default. So while migrating Claims enabled sites, it will be migrated. Make sure that before upgrading
Could you please let us know the approach followed for user profile migration
To migrate User Profiles from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, Database
Is it compulsory to keep
same port no. on SharePoint 2013?
No. It is not compulsory to keep the same port number. If a previous version of SharePoint site is accessible by end users and port number is included then it is not considered as