Friday, March 28, 2014

Performing an Upgrade of SharePoint 2013

Thoughts on
Upgrade Process for 2013:

First: Prepare and Plan

Then: Upgrade the Databases, Upgrade the Sites

Verify and Troubleshoot

Side Note: Updating SharePoint (Patches and Service Packs)

  • Be careful with updates - they take a while, and can break things.
  • For Example: Service Pack 1 breaks Foundation Search
    • take a look at bugs, notes, and regressions with
    • Why SharePoint 2013 Cumulative updates take 5 hours to install
      (how to script shutting down services for a faster patch process)

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