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Virtualization support and licensing (SharePoint Server 2010):
SharePoint 2010 Products support for virtualization
All elements of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 are fully supported when deployed in a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology environment. In addition, any related or required supporting technologies are also supported.
Support for SharePoint Server 2010 virtualization includes third-party virtualization technologies that are hosted or hardware-based, and certified by Microsoft. For more information about certification and participating vendors, see the Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125649 ).
To improve customers’ support experiences when running Windows Server on virtualization technologies other than Hyper-V(tm) and Virtual Server, Microsoft has launched the Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP).
SVVP is open to any vendor that delivers a machine virtualization solution that hosts Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4 (SP4)and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and subsequent service packs. The virtualization solution can either be hypervisor-based or a hosted solution. The program enables vendors to validate various configurations so that Microsoft customers can receive technical support for Windows Server in virtualized environments.
Customers can benefit from the support provided by Microsoft as part of the regular Windows Server technical support framework when running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000 Server SP4 and Windows Server 2003 SP2 and subsequent service packs on validated solutions running on server hardware Certified for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, with the same validated processor architecture and not exceeding the maximum virtual memory or processors validated. Microsoft Life Cycle Support policy still applies for support and end of support for specific versions of an operating system and Service Packs.
The Server Virtualization Validation Program is not a logo program, rather a reference that companies and customers will be able to use in conjunction with their validated solutions.
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Prepare the new SharePoint Server 2010 environment for a database attach upgrade:
Attach databases and upgrade to SharePoint Server 2010:
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Deploy language packs (SharePoint Server 2010):
Language packs enable site owners and site collection administrators to create SharePoint sites and site collections in multiple languages without requiring separate installations of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. You install language packs, which contain language-specific site templates, on Web servers. When an administrator creates a site or a site collection that is based on a language-specific site template, the text that appears on the site or the site collection is displayed in the site template’s language. Language packs are typically used in multinational deployments where a single server farm supports people in different locations, or when sites and Web pages must be duplicated in one or more languages.
You cannot change an existing site, site collection, or Web page from one language to another by applying different language-specific site templates. After you use a language-specific site template for a site or a site collection, the site or site collection will always display content in the language of the original site template.
Plan for multilingual sites (SharePoint Server 2010):
Multilingual term sets (SharePoint Server 2010):