Are you planning, evaluating, or neck-deep in a SharePoint Upgrade? In this course, Upgrading Your Farm to SharePoint 2016, you will learn the steps necessary to prepare, audit, and execute an upgrade from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016. First, you will learn how to conduct a detailed farm audit. Next, you'll learn how to properly upgrade SharePoint Service Applications. Finally, you'll learn how to upgrade SharePoint content. Along the way you will learn how to troubleshoot issues and create a plan for upgrading your farm. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to be able to perform your own upgrade of SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016. Software required: SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016.
Matthew McDermott, Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP, is a founding member of Aptillon, Inc. and Principal Consultant for AbleBlue in Austin, Texas. As an author and specialist in SharePoint technologies focused on web content management, collaboration, search and social computing, Matthew has led SharePoint implementations for Fortune 500 companies since 2002.
Course Overview Welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Matthew McDermott and welcome to my course, Upgrading Your Farm to SharePoint 2016. I'm a SharePoint and Office 365 consultant for Aptillon, Incorporated and I've been working with and upgrading SharePoint for over 13 years. In that time I've learned the hard way what it takes to help my clients prepare for and execute successful SharePoint upgrades. Did you know that the out-of-the-box SharePoint tools do very little to prepare you for an upgrade? Sure, they check for four common causes of upgrade failure, but they don't look for a whole slew of other problems that are common on nearly every farm on the planet. In this course you're going to learn what it takes to plan and execute a successful SharePoint 2013 to 2016 upgrade. You'll learn how to identify a good upgrade candidate, how to plan and prepare for an upgrade starting today, and how to conduct a farm survey with professional results that you will love to share. You'll also learn how to upgrade service applications and content databases. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to perform your own upgrade to SharePoint 2016. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with administering SharePoint, SQL Server, and using PowerShell cmdlets. We're going to be using a lot of PowerShell, so if it's not your strength you should review PowerShell: Getting Started and Using Windows PowerShell with SharePoint 2010 and 2013. Brush up on your SQL skills with SQL Server 2012 Database Administration. I hope you'll join me on this journey from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016 with my course, Upgrading Your Farm to SharePoint 2016 at Pluralsight.
Concepts of Upgrading Service Applications Concepts of Upgrading Service Applications. In this module we're going to discuss, what are service applications, and then how do we plan for service application upgrade, and finally what is the recommended order of service application upgrade? Service applications are a farm-level component that perform tasks for us generally in the background. So for example, the Managed Metadata Service. This is the taxonomy service that provides a farm-wide store of metadata that we can use in our lists, libraries, and sites. The User Profile Service is the view of the corporation's employees. It allows me to use search against the user profile data to be able to find people. The Secure Store Service is a credential cache. It's used generally by the Business Connectivity Service and the Business Connectivity Service stores external content types. All of these applications are storing end user generated content that has to be considered part of your upgrade. Finally, search also contains custom properties and rule definitions that you will want to preserve as part of your upgrade.