SharePoint Upgrade Pre-scan Tool

May 23, 2007

This is a must have tool for those that intend on performing SharePoint upgrades. The Upgrade Pre-scan Tool can be obtained from the Microsoft Download Centre.

Before you can upgrade to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, you must run the Prescan.exe utility against your existing Web sites. This pre-upgrade scan tool scans your sites and reports issues, allowing you to fix any errors before you perform an upgrade.

Another useful upgrade resource is a post by Alan Coulter.


SPS to MOSS Upgrade Tips

May 17, 2007

Alan Coulter has posted an excellent article on SPS to MOSS 2007 upgrade tips.

Upgrade to MOSS today

March 7, 2007

I have previously posted about the removal of customer support from Microsoft for MCMS SP1a on January 9th 2007. I highly recommend that customers that wish to maintain their support arrangements for their content management platform, upgrade MCMS to SP2.

Also the new MOSS platform is providing lots of benefits to previous MCMS customers. A lot of the custom built features of MCMS such as content publishing, workflow extensions, search and content review notifications are now straight out of the box.

Quite a few of my customers are reviewing both their Intranet (SharePoint Portal Server) and Internet (MCMS) platforms and are consolidating towards a single technology platform (MOSS).

I would highly recommend migrating to the new MOSS technology platform for any of my SPS or MCMS customers as this Enterprise level solution is providing lots of benefical features to help organisations operate more effectively.