This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum.
We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes Portals and Portlets and the fly likes Migrating a Sharepoint portal to Liferay Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Portals and Portlets
Bookmark "Migrating a Sharepoint portal to Liferay" Watch "Migrating a Sharepoint portal to Liferay" New topic

Migrating a Sharepoint portal to Liferay

Raja Pal
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 12, 2004
Posts: 92
I am a newbie to Liferay. First of all is the above Subject line a possible proposition I am considering currently. What are the challenges? Can it be achieved realistically for a 200 pg. (aspx files, SPS 2003 portal) (120 transaction based pages) web-portal in 3 months of less? Business logic and worflows/navigations being simple to intermediate?
Secondly does the book carry any case-studies of this nature?

Java Pal - Your friend in technology and innovation...India.
Rich Sezov

Joined: Dec 13, 2006
Posts: 17
Hello Raja,

Certainly it is possible to migrate from Sharepoint to Liferay. Liferay has all the collaboration apps that you need in order to make users more effective than they would be on Sharepoint. Liferay 6.1, which is due to come out this fall, will also add the Dynamic Data Lists feature, and it will be fully integrated with Liferay's workflow. It's in the last stages of Alpha right now, and there should be a beta release of this within the next month. I'd encourage you to try that out when it comes out so you can see how it works.

The book has a case study, but it's not a migration case study. We build a site from scratch over the course of the book.

Raja Pal
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 12, 2004
Posts: 92
Thank you Rich...will experiment with 6.1 and share observations.
Have you checked out Aspose?
subject: Migrating a Sharepoint portal to Liferay
It's not a secret anymore!