It is well known that Microsoft SharePoint offers a wide range of collaboration and document management tools, adding in the last several versions extensive social networking, business intelligence, and cloud-related
capabilities. With the latest release of SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has once again upped the ante in terms of tools, features, and capabilities of the software. As with any other upgrade decision, the organization
must carefully consider the return on investment of a SharePoint upgrade, or consolidation of multiple products to the SharePoint environment.

This Essential Guide addresses a number of the primary challenges in preparing for a full or partial migration to SharePoint 2013 by breaking the process into several key steps:
1. Does it make sense for the organization to upgrade to SharePoint 2013?
2. What is within the scope of the upgrade (“source content”)?
3. What will the new SharePoint 2013 architecture look like (“destination design”)?
4. And finally, how will the data and content be migrated?