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Essential SharePoint 2013, Second Edition by Chris Bortlik, Susan Hanley, Scott B. Jamison

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Chapter 10. Planning Your Upgrade

The key challenges in moving to SharePoint 2013 from previous versions are twofold. First, you must decide what to do with your existing content (and the organization of that content) that is currently in SharePoint 2007 and/or SharePoint 2010. Second, you must decide whether to move to an on-premises SharePoint farm or to a cloud-hosted instance of Office 365.

In this chapter, we help you decide how best to prepare to move your current SharePoint environment(s) to SharePoint 2013. Then we cover the two primary options for upgrading to SharePoint Server 2013: database-attach and content migration. In either case, you’ll want to build a new SharePoint 2013 farm and then move your data to it.

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