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SharePoint 2010 Browser and Server Changes

SharePoint 2010 Requirements You Might Miss

  1. SQL Server 2005 64bit is a supported platform for SharePoint 2010 deployments
  2. Internet Explorer 6 receives support from Microsoft for Windows XP Service Pack 3 until April, 2014
  3. Your current SharePoint 2007 migration to 64 bit can happen one machine at a time
    1. Mixed 32bit and 64bit Farms are supported

Also True about SharePoint 2010

  1. Windows Server 2003 is not supported
  2. SQL Server 2000 is not supported
  3. Your hardware, Operating System, SharePoint and SQL Server must all be 64-bit
  4. Internet Explorer 6 is not a Tier 1 Browser in SharePoint 2010

Preparation Tips – Start Today!

  1. Apply SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 2 for the bug fixes and the new upgrade check tool
  2. Run stsadm –help preupgradecheck
  3. Consider migrating from Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2000 if you are using them
  4. Consider migrating to 64 bit OS and Database to get better performance and prepare for 2010
  5. Create and use 64bit Virtual Machine SharePoint 2007 installs today
    1. The scope of change is hard to grasp until experienced.

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Update October 14th, 2009: Chad Schroeder pointed out one place where I wrote "SQL Server 2003", which isn’t a real product. I corrected it above to "SQL Server 2000."

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