Migration from 2007 to Latest version RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    We have a developed site in SharePoint 2007 with custom Webparts and also with existing features. Now we want to upgrade this site to latest version. Do we need to follow any specific steps for upgrade because of having Custom webparts? Please provide the steps how to upgrade from 2007 to higher version.


    Monday, May 5, 2014 12:10 PM


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  • It is not possible to upgrade into latest version SharePoint 2013 directly from 2007, not by native methods though. First you should be upgrading it into 2010 and then to 2013.

    Minimum prerequisite of your existing MOSS 2007 farm should be with SP2.

    Refer the below links for more information on upgrade:

    For moving the custom web parts :


    Monday, May 5, 2014 12:25 PM
  • You need to update your customized controls as their are major changes in latest SharePoint version (SP 2013), specially the app model. I will suggest you to update your custom controls to app parts because it will be helpful for future use.

    In SharePoint 2013, Design Manager is introduced you, so with little effort you can update your branding but customizations can take place.

    Migration Tools: I will suggest you to use migration tools which will be helpful for you during migration. Use tolls like Metalogix or DocAve.

    Adnan Amin MCT, SharePoint Architect | If you find this post useful kindly please mark it as an answer.

    Monday, May 5, 2014 12:26 PM
  • Take a look at the following sites.  They provide guidance on the upgrade process.  Please Note that without a third party product you will need to first upgrade to SharePoint 2010 and then from there to 2013.  And yes, you will need to make sure that all custom code migrations are installed on the new farm.  The code may also need to be re-factored to work in 2013.  Its mostly backwards compatible, but there is no guarantee.

    Upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to 2013 -

    Upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 -

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
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    • Marked as answer by JasonGuo Monday, May 19, 2014 1:17 AM
    Monday, May 5, 2014 12:34 PM