Many organizations are now looking forward to the SharePoint 2010 wave of products, including SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, because of key functionality improvements in the software. These include the integration of the Office ribbon into SharePoint sites, a more scalable services architecture, document management improvements, enterprise taxonomy and many more.
Unfortunately, the migration path provided by Microsoft does not always address organizations' needs. The out-of-box upgrade approaches available from Microsoft suffer from fairly significant limitations, including not supporting gradual upgrades, not allowing administrators to reorganize content during a migration, and not supporting upgrades from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2010.
This paper discusses both Microsoft's out-of-box migration approaches and Metalogix's SharePoint Site Migration Manager 2010. It describes common migration scenarios, and how those scenarios can be addressed using the different migration approaches. The document itself is particularly helpful for SharePoint administrators who are specifically tasked with migrating SharePoint content and can be used to better understand the capabilities of SSMM 2010.