Oct 20
Deployment Summary For SharePoint

Microsoft released SharePoint 2010 with a much improved version of thier previous versions of SharePoint. In this short summary I hope that pointing out a few important steps will help you with the public relations with regard to management and End-Users.  Your overall objective should be to provide a high level plan with little technical jargon so that you increase the adoption of change. There are several resources you can use two of which are listed below

SharePoint technology use in the real world is beginning to move fast, so fast I am already planning and preparing for the next version of SharePoint late next year, so be ready!

Use the content attached DB upgrade process – This has little to no noticeable impact as you perform the upgrade from any previous versions to the newest version.

  • http://www.retherfords.com/blogs/CoryRetherford/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=11
    • The main goal here is to not interrupt services access to data. You can implement a parallel SharePoint 2010 staged environment so that when your new staged environment is ready that you can place the old environment DB into Read mode so that data can still be accessed, however you can copy this read-only DB to the new SQL 2008 R2 DB for the new SharePoint 2010 Farm. The impact is that during the copy End-Users are only able to read the data, not edit it.
  • Plan your Visual upgrade for 90 days and make certain you communicate this to your end-users and give them a change to preview it.  Th ebiggest mistake you could make is to let your end-users decide when to do the visual upgrade without a timeline to update all sites, do I need to say more!?


  • New GUI Ribbon - less clicks to get to settings
  • Web Apps
  • SP1 improvements - http://www.retherfords.com/blogs/CoryRetherford/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=122
  • Tighter Integrations with Windows 7, Office 2010 including Exchange Server 2010, and web standards and compliance
  • Additional backup methods and reliabilities
  • High Availability Automatic Failover DB's
  • Sandbox Solutions
  • Improved browser support
  • Patch Management
  • Performance Point services included with SharePoint Enterprise
    • Business Intelligence
      • Pivot Technologies


  • SSP's are Gone
  • My Sites Theme Changes!
    • No Visual backward compatibility for UI
  • Any and all work done in the SSP's is lost
    • Redo the search and associations!


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