Joel OlesonDux Raymond Sy

Best Practices for Upgrading and Migrating to SharePoint 2010

Date: This event took place live on August 20 2010

Presented by: Joel Oleson, Dux Raymond Sy

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

Questions? Please send email to


Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is touted as the business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the web. It's a big leap from previous versions with its wide array of new features and capabilities.

To make the most out of SharePoint 2010, join SharePoint experts and O'Reilly authors Joel Oleson and Dux Raymond Sy as they share their experiences and unique insights into best practices in upgrading and migrating to SharePoint 2010. In this presentation, you'll gain a useful overview of how to:

  • Properly plan, budget, manage and control the SharePoint 2010 migration project
  • Prepare yourself for SharePoint and Office 2010 by archiving, cleaning up, and considering the move to 64-bit
  • Evaluate which upgrade method that's appropriate for your environment
  • Consider upgrade development and customization options
  • Determine what not to migrate to SharePoint 2010
  • Upgrade from SharePoint 2003

About the Presenters

With over 15 years of experience in Information Technology, Dux Raymond Sy has earned a reputation as among the leading experts in leveraging technology to enhance project management. He is currently a managing partner and the chief evangelist of Innovative-e, Inc., a Microsoft-certified, business technology consulting and services company that serves startups to Global 50 clients.

As a thought leader in maximizing project team collaboration, he is focused on empowering organizations on how to leverage the benefits of collaborative tools with quantifiable goals such as: Increasing productivity and efficiency, decreasing collaboration redundancies and streamlining electronic communications. In addition, he is Bamboo Nation's resident project management expert.

A sought after trainer for Learning Tree International, he has developed and facilitated management and technology training to government organizations, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit institutions in the United States, Bahamas, Barbados, China, the United Kingdom and the Philippines and regularly writes about project management, SharePoint and globalization at

Joel is a senior product manager and SharePoint evangelist at Quest, where he is responsible for product direction and strategy. He is well known in the SharePoint community as an enthusiastic trainer, evangelist and architect, and he maintains a popular blog. Joel is a frequent speaker at popular technical conferences, such as Microsoft TechEd, and often presents to local SharePoint user groups. Prior to Quest, Joel worked at Microsoft and was involved in the first Microsoft global deployment of SharePoint. During his Microsoft tenure, Joel helped various customers achieve the critical governance they needed to upgrade and achieve scale with SharePoint 2007. He later designed the extranet and hosted SharePoint deployments.

Before Joel joined Microsoft, he worked for a large telecom organization where he architected multi-tiered web applications and multi-staged extranet deployments. He also managed the internal web development and test environments for, a political webzine.