Many organizations around the world are looking forward to upgrade to SharePoint 2013 when it’s launched, and some of them have already started considering how to consolidate, restructure and migrate over to SharePoint 2013 from legacy SharePoint environments.
Migration to SharePoint 2013
will not as easy as moving data from one place to another, it will be challenging, complex and risky, unless these organizations plan, prepare and mitigate risks associated with such SharePoint migrations. As the early adaptor organizations begin to consider SharePoint 2013, they will have to take the first step and assess the pre-upgrade readiness. The pre-upgrade analysis of the existing environment helps to see how aligned the current environment is with SharePoint 2013 and it forms a foundation to devise a robust strategy on how this upgrade and migration should be performed.
Migration to SharePoint 2013:
This stage will cover rest of the areas including post upgrade UI branding switch-over plan, migration approaches, issues and risks associated with each of these approach, assumptions, and eventually migrating from SharePoint 2010
to SharePoint 2013. The out-of-the-box data including permissions can easily be migrated with migrations tools like dSHIFT Migrator but to migrate customizations, companies like dSHIFT offer customization upgrade services that presents a strategy and detailed action plan based on the analysis conducted in earlier stages to migrate any or all of your customizations. Read more here