Upgrading a Sharepoint 2010 2008R2 Bi Site

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    I've got a Sharepoint 2010 site running BI with PowerPivot, Performance Point, Reporting Services, etc all nicely configured.

    We're planning to move it to a new piece of hardware and upgrade it to 2012.

    What would anybody recommend on the order of doing this? i.e. If I were just upgrading from 2008R2 to 2012, I'd stand up a 2012 server, copy over backups and restore them, then start changing their compatibility levels.

    But now I need to move stuff I haven't before... is it better to move my 2008R2 system to the new hardware, and then do an in-place upgrade to 2012? Or should I install 2012 and then somehow move the sharepoint system from the 2008R2 feature set to the 2012 environment?

    Been looking for a white paper, but Google is failing me. So I'm wondering if anybody else has done this.



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  • I haven't had the pleasure of upgrading SSRS to 2012 yet. Microsoft has published a SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide (link below) that contains a chapter on SSRS. Let us know if that helps at all.

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/5/3/9533501A-6F3E-4D03-A6A3-359AF6A79877/SQL_Server_2012_Upgrade_Technical_Reference_Guide_White_Paper.pdf

    [font="Tahoma"]Bryant E. Byrd, BSSE MCDBA MCAD[/font]
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