In my previous article about upgrading from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, I explained how to complete this task by using the Database Attach upgrade method. This technique implies the necessity to use some PowerShell cmdlets available in SharePoint 2013 to work with either content databases or service applications ones.
If you want to move a site from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Public Preview, you cannot use the In-place upgrade method and related upgrade hybrid approaches available when upgrading from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010. At the moment, there is only one valid approach to upgrade to a CloudShare SharePoint 2013 Public Preview environment, and that is by making a content database attach upgrade to a new SharePoint 2013 public preview farm. This means you will have to make a backup of your existing content databases and restore them on a SharePoint 2013 farm.
In order to effectively make changes to your SharePoint solution, it is beneficial to maintain a complete list of custom artifacts deployed to your environment. Read the rest of this entry »