imageWith its SharePoint 2010 deployment nearly complete, Microsoft IT has developed helpful perspective on what worked and what steps could have been performed better. The Microsoft IT SharePoint engineering team is sharing its experiences with you to help reduce planning, deployment, and management of a SharePoint 2010 migration project.

The content is a 10 minute video that has the two Microsoft SharePoint Operations  leads (Sam Crewdson and Nate Bruneau) describe the steps on how we upgraded our internal SharePoint 2007 farm to  SharePoint 2010.

In particular, they describe their IT upgrade philosophies, and discuss their Pain Points found and Lessons learned, and they go into a detail around how to enforce 5 principles they believe are important during the upgrade:


  1. Detect issues early
  2. Communication Plan - Keep site administrators informed
  3. Perform the upgrade with no data loss
  4. Minimise down time during the upgrade
  5. Minimise impact to end users

Find the video here: 

Nice work guys, and thanks for sharing!