By Alex Kirillov
My team has been working hard on adding support for SharePoint 2010 to Migration Manager recently. Version 2.2 back in May enabled direct transition to SharePoint 2010 from SharePoint Portal Server 2003/WSS 2.0. Work is under way to add granular content migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 to the tool. This new functionality is coming later this year in Migration Manager for SharePoint 3.0.
And today I'd like to share an early preview of the upcoming SharePoint 2007-2010 migration features with the community. While the CTP build is far from being feature complete, you can try out site migration to SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Foundation 2010, which will migrate over all of the site content (lists and document libraries), security settings (users, groups and permissions) and site metadata (site columns and content types).
Here is a list of what is not supported in the CTP build, but going to be supported in the final version:
- Document/item versions - only the current version is migrated
- Site look and feel - master pages, themes, navigation
- Web parts and custom web pages
- List views
- List-level migration - you can only select sites for migration
- Exclusions - cannot exlude sites and lists/libraries from a migration job
- Scheduled migration
- Post-migration synchronization
The nice thing about the SharePoint 2007-2010 migration in Migration Manager is that it works remotely with SharePoint 2010! No need to install the tool or an agent on the target server. All data transfers are done over firewall-friendly protocols (HTTP/S). You can even migrate to a SharePoint 2010 server hosted on the Internet (think Microsoft Online when it's updated to wave 14).
Check out the quick evaluation guide (readme.doc) included in the download package.