Upgrades can be exciting for users—a new look, new features, and new capabilities—but for SharePoint administrators, they can become an inevitable chore. SharePoint Foundation was designed for improved scalability and performance and to take advantage of 64-bit architecture. To do this, it has some new hardware and software requirements that for 32-bit environments entail extra steps in the upgrade process. However, with a little planning and preparation, upgrades don't have to become a nightmare.
In this chapter, you'll learn to