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Migration from WSS 3 0 to MOSS 2007

Bitscape being an IT consulting company helps organizations get best return on their investments. Our technical consultants are well versed with all the technicalities within IT infrastructure planning, set up and development.

Bitscape has helped many enterprises and small and medium scale businesses in their business endeavours where we meet the stakeholders and discuss the need and help them see the clear picture and suggest best approach to get the best ROI from their IT investment. We discuss existing IT environment, business objectives and suggest best suited solution.

We would be more than happy to share some standard basic approach and solution we proposed to our clients. E.g. one of our clients was planning to migrate the existing Solution from WSS 3.0 to new SharePoint MOSS 2007 platform where the existing SharePoint environment is having only WSS 3.0. However, client want to have SharePoint based intranet as well as extranet solution that will be on another standard for rich functionality of MOSS environment, which includes Installation and configuration of MOSS 2007, Migration of existing system to new MOSS 2007 platform, Web content migration to publishing web content, Search configuration for enhance search, User Documentation to help out MOSS administrators, User Training, Extranet partner portal implementation. We carried out and performed following functions to achieve the objective,

Branding:  Design/configure/implement template pages for home and landing page.

Installation and configuration: Installation and configuration of MOSS  2007 farm

Existing solution Migration: Migration of existing system database using detach/attach db process

Publish Features: Activate publishing features  on migrated solution to take advantage

Web Content Migration: Migration of web content to web publishing content via manual and custom developed utility

Workflows: Implementing configurable workflows for document/content review and approval before publishing using in-built approval workflow

Configuration of Service: Configuration for MOSS service like user profile, search to take advantage of office SharePoint product

Content Management: design/implement Page and site customization with custom field support.

Team collaboration: Reuse existing collaboration tools like Blog, Wiki on My Product, My Issue, Events, News, Live chat, Forums from existing system

Extranet Portal: Design and implement extranet portal for external partners and customers.

Search: Configuration of search rule and allow user to search for different content into Solution.

Following existing function would be migrated from existing WSS 3.0 environment to MOSS 2007 during the migration phase

 

Topic

 

Functions migrated from WSS 3.0 to MOSS 2007

Content Management

Manage content from any web browser, 24X7 anytime

Content Management

In-browser rich (WYSIWYG) editor for editing any kind of textual content.

Content Management

Edit content in any application (such as MS-Word) without having to move content from server to desktop

Content Management

Can upload any file type and translate many common Office file types: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Open Office files, RTF

Content Management

Live editing - you update the site from the site itself - no specialized tools needed

Content Management

Facilitates collaboration in editing and publishing

Content Management

Content types for common cases: news items, events, links, and documentation

Content Management

Flexible metadata; comes with Core metadata as standard

Content Management

Topics and Topic Map technologies to enable efficient aggregation of content - management of content using a hierarchical topic system

Content Management

Support for Forums, Blogs, and wikis

Workflow

Built in workflow for editorial approval before publication

Workflow

Workflow is completely flexible and configurable through the web

Workflow

Different content types can use same or different workflow processes

Workflow

Content can be edited or moved during workflow process – in other words, approval workflow should be reset, if the document is edited at any point in the workflow.

Workflow

Optional – tie with either integrated Issue Tracker or external Issue tracker that is integrated so that appropriate data can be exposed via the Customer portal

Workflow

Optional integration with the time entry system in order to track time spent on an issue

Search

Built-in fast, flexible search engine

Search

General or specific – by Title, Category, Topic, Author, Date, Keyword/Tag

Search

Search shows latest information; minimal lag after publishing of new content

Authentication

Flexible authentication system supporting multiple roles, access levels and configurable add/update/delete privileges

Authentication

User authentication uses built-in database, LDAP, and relational databases

Authentication

User can be members of groups and groups can be nested within another group

Authentication

Single sign-on - prevents users from having to log on to each area separately. Security is controlled centrally.

Authentication

Optional  - Single sign-on integrated with other internal applications, so as to support a single-authorization for all internal tools

Accessibility

User interface will allow for seamless rendering across browser types in heterogeneous environments

Intranet

Support portal type features that will allow adding new sections, hiding existing sections or expanding sections that have been collapsed

Intranet

Support for portlets for Events, News, Blogs, Who's logged in, Time zone, Chat

Intranet

Sections including Organizational updates, Company news, specific sub-site hierarchy based on Organization needs

Extranet

Provide templates that allow creating a new Partner or Customer site with minimal effort, so that Partner or Customer specific content can be published  - this should including all of the typical site features including:

  • Wiki (on My Products).
  • Blogs.
  • Events.
  • News.
  • My Issues.
  • Live Chat.

Extranet

Support for internal authorized user to gain appropriate approval to publish or unpublished Partner or Customer specific extranet

Document Management

Document repository supporting backup and retrieval of files; Access privileges based on site/sub-site access

 

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