The upgrade to SharePoint 2010 June 24-26, 2011 was successful. The www.ucdenver.edu website is now in SharePoint 2010. Those responsible for managing site content can log into and edit the same way as always.
SharePoint 2010 looks slightly different with the addition of a 'ribbon toolbar.' Many users found this new toolbar more intuitive than the old MOSS toolbar.
Another notable improvement for site managers is the ability to edit in browsers other than Internet Explorer such as Chrome, Firefox and Safari. There are many more improvements and new features in SharePoint 2010 that Web Services will make available along with and training materials in the coming months.
This upgrade was a significant undertaking and we've worked diligently over the last six months to minimize the impact on website owners and visitors. We have thoroughly tested the majority of websites and resolved the issues we found, but our site is so large that we may have missed some. If you happen to find an issue with the website or SharePoint 2010 you can report it by filling out the www.ucdenver.edu/websitefeedback form, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-315-3700.
University Web Community,
University Web Services (UWS) will upgrade the www.ucdenver.edu website from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 starting this Friday, June 24, 2011 at 5 p.m. through Sunday, June 26.
We do not anticipate any downtime during this upgrade. However, we ask that university website owners please refrain from editing your site during this timeframe. Any changes you make during this time (Friday, June 24, 2011 at 5 p.m. through Sunday, June 26) will not be migrated from MOSS 2007 to the new SharePoint 2010 environment. After the successful upgrade, you will log into and edit your www.ucdenver.edu website the same way you always have.
Based on your current MOSS experience, you’ll find the functionality of SharePoint very similar with some obvious improvements. Visually, SharePoint does look a bit different with the addition of a ribbon toolbar. Many users found this new toolbar more intuitive than the old MOSS toolbar.
The next step in the upgrade process is to ensure you feel confident and comfortable within SharePoint. So, we recommend everyone who currently has permission to edit in MOSS, attend the basic “Ribbon and what’s new in SharePoint 2010” overview class. We have also set up training classes in which you can bring specific questions to go over with an instructor. For a list of dates/times, please visit the training schedule; additional sessions will be added based on demand. And for those that prefer self-paced learning or can’t attend a class, we have created Online SharePoint Tutorials for the most common tasks such as logging in, creating a page, etc.
For website or SharePoint assistance, please email email@example.com or call 303-315-3700.
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Academic Technology & Extended Learning
University Web Services