Planning to upgrade from SPS 2003 to MOSS 2007?

Me too.  :)  Of course I am guessing I will get to do it a few hundred times where as hopefully for most of you it will only be once or twice.  I am not keeping track but I believe I have done about 50 upgrades in my test environments just trying to learn the in’s and out’s of the process. 

And why would I spend so much bandwidth learning this process to the core instead of studying the whole product?  Because SharePoint Solutions has contracted me to be part of the team to create a new course called Upgrading From SPS 2003 to MOSS 2007 and it is going to be very deep.  I am actually under the gun since the class is offered for the first time September 12th which seems like a long time from now (but I know better). 

We are already writing a lab that will let you do a handson upgrade of a highlycustomized SharePoint 2003 environment.  This will be a great learning tool.  Of course, I will not even mention how many technical challenges this has put me through.  High end hardware and Microsoft Virtual Server is fun (or at least I keep telling myself that).

Anyway, lots more to come on this topic just thought I would give you guys my excuse of the month for not blogging as much as I should.  :) 

Shane – SharePoint Help