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This article is intended to briefly highlight what’s new in the upgrade/migration process with SharePoint 2013. It’s not a fully detailed migration plan.

Supported migration method

In order to upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 you have to use the database attach method or 3rd party tools. The in-place upgrade method is not supported for a version upgrade (Ex: from 2010 to 2013). The in-place upgrade method is only supported for a B2B scenario (patch, service pack).

Quick steps to use the database attach method you need to:

  • Collect information and settings about your existing environment (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff645391.aspx or http://spsfarmreport.codeplex.com/ can help)
  • Create and configure a SharePoint 2013 farm and configure the new Farm
  • Backup the content database and service application databases from the SharePoint 2010 farm
  • Restore the content database and service application databases on the SharePoint 2013 farm
  • Attach and upgrade the database to a SharePoint…

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