SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Approaches
Microsoft just released four models that help you plan on updating your SharePoint 2007 installation to SharePoint 2010.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 – Upgrade Approaches
This model describes the three basic approaches to upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010: in-place, database attach, or a hybrid of the two.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 – Upgrade Planning
Describes requirements and considerations for planning to upgrade to SharePoint Server 2010. How to upgrade hardware and software on your servers.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 – Test Your Upgrade Process
To help ensure a smooth transition to SharePoint Server 2010, perform a trial upgrade to find issues likely to surface during the actual process. How to set up a test farm, install your customizations, copy data and review the results.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 – Services Upgrade
You need to give special consideration to the issues involved when you upgrade services from the previous version of SharePoint Server. Probably the most important poster. This model covers upgrading services from Office SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010. It covers considerations for specific services from Office SharePoint Server 2007: Personalization, Search, InfoPath Forms, Excel, Business Data Catalog, Single Sign-on. The unique issues of upgrading services by using either the in-place or database attach approach are discussed.