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leapfrog migration

Leapfrog migration is the process of upgrading directly to the newest version of an application without having to migrate through in-between versions first.

Microsoft offers a serial approach to migration. Microsoft SharePoint, for example, often requires sequential migration though there are ways to leapfrog and migrate from, say, SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013. A few third-party tools provide a way to upgrade to SharePoint 2013 from any previous version.

This was last updated in October 2015

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Have you done a leapfrog migration with SharePoint? If so, how did it go?
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This is also why some developing countries have better Internet than some regions of the U.S.; they went straight to more upgraded technology because they didn't have the installed base of copper phone lines.
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There are bound to be problems here. but the idea makes perfect sense. We use a few programs that already do this - "this  will upgrade all versions from v13.1 to 15.2" but there's hardly enough that are this well-behaved. I've walked through far too many upgrades version by version by version.
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