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1 E-Guide SHAREPOINT UPGRADE BEST PRACTICES

2 I n keeping with its practice of updating the collaboration platform SharePoint roughly every three years, Microsoft delivered another version,. Not that it is on the shelves, preparing end users to handle all the new features added to the collaboration software is a must for ensuring a successful move to the latest version. That requires heavy amounts of up-front planning by IT and collaboration teams. In this E-Guide, learn best practices for a. PAGE 2 OF 14

3 SHAREPOINT 2013 RELEASE PUTS UPGRADE ISSUES BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT From a technical standpoint, the process of upgrading to the release presents a set of challenges and issues that must be avoided or mitigated to smooth the path for a successful deployment. That starts with the basics: Evaluating the need for IT infrastructure improvements. It's not uncommon for new versions of Microsoft's enterprise software products, such as SharePoint, Exchange and SQL Server, to require new and bigger hardware. The long gaps between releases also means that updates will be able to take advantage of added server functionality and improvements made by hardware vendors during the interim. The shift from 32- to 64-bit architectures is an example from SharePoint's past. The likelihood is that many of the systems running existing SharePoint installations won't satisfy the processing needs of the 2013 release. For example, Microsoft's minimum RAM requirements for standalone SharePoint 2013 systems and Web and application servers range from 8 GB to 24 GB; for SharePoint 2010, the minimum amounts were 4 GB to 8 GB. PAGE 3 OF 14

4 STORAGE BOUNDARIES GET MORE ELASTIC Organizations are also collecting and storing more and more information, in both structured and unstructured forms. Between documents, s, multimedia assets, transactional and master data and various other content types, companies require storage capacity beyond all historical norms. In many cases, SharePoint is used to manage storage of content; in addition, Microsoft's maximum recommended thresholds for the number of items in document libraries and task lists has increased into the multiple millions with. That means SharePoint is capable of storing more data than ever before. As a result, an evaluation of storage needs for the next three to five years should be included in weighing upgrades. One of SharePoint's strengths is the broad and deep community of independent software vendors and systems integrators that support the collaboration platform. SharePoint customers have thousands of add-on tools available to them. In the release, Microsoft has made some significant architectural changes that affect the way the software supports add-ons. At a basic level, the programming interfaces used by add-on developers have been updated, as part of an ongoing move by Microsoft to shift programmatic interaction from server-side to client-side operations (think jquery) and expand PAGE 4 OF 14

5 support for REST-based Web services. In addition, Microsoft has deprecated the "sandboxed" add-on functionality it introduced in SharePoint 2010, withdrawing official support for the approach and replacing it with a new add-on app model that's somewhat akin to the ones developed by companies such as Facebook and Salesforce.com. The use of software sandboxes allowed various "tenants" of a single SharePoint farm to add third-party or custom code without affecting other users in the same environment. But there was little adoption of the concept outside of customers creating custom add-ons. The new model significantly changes how add-ons function in SharePoint. In short, any add-ons that use the sandbox approach will effectively be incompatible with. Organizations that are looking to upgrade and have affected add-ons they built in-house should start planning to rewrite them, and SharePoint admins should assess whether vendors of any licensed add-ons plan to upgrade their technologies. FLEX TIME ON SHAREPOINT 2013 DEPLOYMENTS One of the most significant changes in is to its cloud capabilities. Microsoft architected the new release to allow for greater deployment PAGE 5 OF 14

6 flexibility, including fully cloud-based systems and hybrid architectures combining on-premises and cloud technologies. For example, add-ons to in-house systems can be run from Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud platform. Alternatively, companies that have the resources can construct private clouds and run all or parts of their SharePoint farms there, while small and midsize businesses can run their systems entirely in the cloud, through the newly updated Office 365 service. Microsoft has also expanded its SkyDrive service, which provides cloudbased storage of documents and files and synchronizes data across different computers and devices. Along with, Microsoft released a companion SkyDrive Pro tool that supplements document storage in SharePoint, giving business users the option of storing files directly in SharePoint libraries or in their SkyDrive Pro accounts. While the increased flexibility enabled by the new cloud options certainly provides new opportunities for SharePoint users, it also creates more headaches in terms of data protection, the overall content management lifecycle and user access control (think new firewall rules and access schemes). No upgrade from one release to another is ever easy when enterprise software is involved. But upgrading to promises to be a particular PAGE 6 OF 14

7 challenge, given the number of architectural changes in the software -- not to mention a variety of new front-end features, such as a redesigned user interface and expanded enterprise social networking capabilities. It will take a cross-disciplinary team, including application developers, infrastructure managers and user interface designers, plus other staffers focused on the user experience, to ensure a smooth transition from older versions of SharePoint. And decisions on whether to move forward with upgrades may not be just a matter of evaluating the new software; the expanded cloud dimension of the release could serve as an inflection point for organizations considering how to reformulate their collaboration systems and strategies. PAGE 7 OF 14

8 SHAREPOINT UPGRADE REQUIRES SHARE FOCUS ON PLANNING, USER PREPARATION Now that is on the shelves, preparing end users to handle all the new features added to the collaboration software is a must for ensuring a successful move to the latest version. And that requires heavy amounts of upfront planning by IT and collaboration teams, according to consultants and administrators experienced with a. Upgrading to the new version has its advantages. With, companies can expect a significantly improved user experience, said Mark Gilbert, lead SharePoint analyst at research and consulting company Gartner Inc. in Stamford, Conn. "SharePoint has been criticized -- people will talk about sites as being very 'SharePoint-y' and not [offering] a flexible, rich user experience," he said. But the enhancements in include a better user interface, additional social networking features such as microblogging and activity streams, and more functional mobile capabilities using HTML5, Gilbert added. The richer social networking functionality enables end users to tag other PAGE 8 OF 14

9 users, making it easier to reference discussions in the collaboration platform, said Jennifer Mason, a SharePoint consultant at Rackspace US Inc.'s Share- Point911 unit in Maineville, Ohio. also offers an easy-to-use button for sharing content with peers, she said. The latest release includes other features as well -- for example, Mason cited an option that lets users preview a document before opening it by simply hovering over its icon with a mouse. "As releases go, [] is more interactive, with [support for] different devices and ways to access content," she said. PREPARE USERS FOR THE CHANGES Because of all the new features, though, IT and collaboration managers in charge of upgrades should anticipate a lot of planning before getting started, said Sharon Weaver, knowledge management technology director at Black & Veatch, an engineering and construction company in Overland Park, Kan. Weaver helped usher in an upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 at the company. As with, the 2010 release significantly expanded the available features in the software. "When you're looking at 2010," Weaver said, "the PAGE 9 OF 14

10 biggest thing is that it has a lot of options." The key to managing a successful, she added, is to examine the new version carefully and determine how it will be used internally and how the governance model will work. "It's vital that the IT management understands what the needs of the organization are before rolling out full functionality," agreed John Schaefer, senior manager of digital content at Black & Veatch. Because of all the capabilities and tools built into SharePoint, rolling out unneeded functions to the business will be a big waste of time, he said. In particular, IT managers and SharePoint administrators need to make sure that end users are ready for the changes, whether an upgrade is to Share- Point 2010 or "Communicate how you're moving [to the new platform] and what the value is for them," said Jason Parks, a principal at Higgins & Parks LLC, a Web design and marketing services firm in Buffalo, N.Y. Parks, a former national practice director for a global IT consultancy, suggested starting the upgrade with a kickoff meeting laying out the purpose, timeline and other details. He said the upgrade leader should also explain the responsibilities of the IT department and various business units typically called upon to assist with migrating required content to the new version. PAGE 10 OF 14

11 At Houston-based oil and gas company Linn Energy LLC, the upgrade team documented changes for users well before a to "The best thing we did to prepare the users was communicating with them and making sure that they understood the new features," said Erich Braentner, a supervisor at Linn. Another organization that upgraded to SharePoint 2010 is the Regional Municipality of Niagara, a group of 12 towns and cities in southern Ontario that is testing. "There's not a lot of hard training required [as part of a ]," said Paul Di Felice, associate director of IT consulting and analysis for the regional body. But he added that IT staff and SharePoint admins should be available for questions, comments and even rants throughout the transition and afterward, so that users will feel like their needs are being met. "Just letting people vent, question and learn is a big deal in terms of adoption," Di Felice said. "A small [problem] will grow if you're not there to deal with it." DOCUMENT YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE A company's technology infrastructure also needs to be prepared for upgrading PAGE 11 OF 14

12 to a new version of SharePoint, and as part of that process, it's important to document the existing features and services in a SharePoint environment as well as the new ones that will be deployed in the upgrade, said Brad Shannon, an application services engineer at egroup, a technology consultancy in Mount Pleasant, S.C. "If you don't know what you have in your environment, you're going to find out the hard way," Shannon said, explaining that the more detailed the documentation of the current environment is, the better an organization can prepare for the. Companies should also start with a clean SharePoint farm, Shannon advised. "That means you don't have anything on the farm you don't need," he said. Sometimes SharePoint systems will include items used for testing purposes that were never fully deployed or removed. Leaving them in place can create more work for SharePoint administrators, Shannon said. Above all, make sure the business knows what it wants before an upgrade and build that into your plans, said Black & Veatch's Weaver. Trying to go back and make changes later on is difficult after workers have adopted new processes, she said. "So if you're trying to reorganize [your SharePoint environment], be clear about the structure, architecture, scalability and support going PAGE 12 OF 14

13 forward. Set it up the way you want to grow in the next couple of years." PAGE 13 OF 14

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