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Construction company migrates content to SharePoint 2010



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Winter Park Construction, with employees and construction sites nationwide, uses a SharePoint portal to help manage its project documentation. WPC needed a migration strategy for moving to SharePoint 2010 and chose a third-party migration tool, MetaVis Migrator, for that purpose. The general contracting company migrated content in bulk from SharePoint 2007 and 2010 beta, preserved existing metadata and classified content as it moved to SharePoint 2010.

William Henderson, IT director for Winter Park Construction, says, “We were at a roadblock on getting our SharePoint sites migrated properly, and there were no easy strategies coming from Microsoft. MetaVis saved us months of migration work. We could not have completed the project without MetaVis Migrator and Classifier. More importantly, these products have become an instrumental part of our day-to-day SharePoint management.”

MetaVis says it provides Winter Park Construction with a cost-effective system for moving content in bulk to SharePoint 2010 with corresponding libraries. Because the solution preserves the integrity of data, according to MetaVis, the construction company is able to migrate without the need for much reconfiguration.

Winter Park Construction has also implemented MetaVis Information Manager for SharePoint 2010, providing users with the ability to bulk tag and classify content directly from the SharePoint interface. Consequently, users have greater flexibility to change or add new metadata, making documents easier to search across all sites, according to MetaVis.


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