Plan for upgrade to SharePoint 2013

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In order to have a successful upgrade to SharePoint 2013, you must plan for the upgrade. This section contains articles that help you plan and prepare for upgrading from SharePoint 2010 Products to SharePoint 2013.

To understand how the upgrade process works, see the articles in Get started with upgrades to SharePoint 2013.

The following downloadable resources, articles, video recordings, and related resources provide information about how to plan for upgrade.

Content Description
Determine strategy for upgrade to SharePoint 2013
Understand how to minimize downtime and plan for special cases during an upgrade to SharePoint 2013.
Create a plan for current customizations during upgrade to SharePoint 2013
Learn how to identify and evaluate the customizations in your environment, and determine whether you will upgrade them, and how.
Plan for site collection upgrades in SharePoint 2013
Plan to upgrade site collections to SharePoint 2013. Plan for upgrade evaluation sites, notifications, and throttling.
Plan for performance during upgrade to SharePoint 2013
Understand upgrade performance and how to plan for the space and time that is required to upgrade to SharePoint 2013.
Create a communication plan for the upgrade to SharePoint 2013
Create a plan to coordinate and communicate with the upgrade team, site owners and users, and stakeholders.
Clean up an environment before an upgrade to SharePoint 2013
Make sure that your environment is in a healthy state, and delete unnecessary items before you upgrade to SharePoint 2013.

See also

Other Resources

Overview of the upgrade process from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

Upgrade databases from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

Upgrade a site collection to SharePoint 2013