Are you considering an upgrade to Sitecore 7? Heard great things about its new search capabilities and wondering if it's right for you? Curious as to the benefits of upgrading? Get all of facts before deciding from the team of Sitecore experts at nonlinear.

Sitecore 7, the newest release of the popular content and digital marketing management system, features a number of powerful new features. Chief among these improvements are advanced content scalability capabilities, deeply embedded search and other, more developer-driven goodies. We have covered a number of the Sitecore 7 upgrades in great detail on our nonlinear blog.

With the introduction of Sitecore 7, many organizations currently running Sitecore 6.x will ask:

  • When and why should I upgrade to Sitecore 7?
  • How hard will it be to upgrade my current Sitecore build to version 7?
  • Can the new search capabilities in Sitecore 7 improve or replace my current search solution?

When and why should I upgrade to Sitecore 7?

  • You may consider upgrading once you’ve determined that the new capabilities introduced by Sitecore 7 will add value. This may be the case if your content authors are drowning in content and cannot find what they are looking for.
  • If you have decided to embark on a rebuild of your solution, you will always want to use the latest release available.
  • Is your current Sitecore release older than two years? Do you plan on continuing to use it as your CMS in the future?

It’s time to upgrade.

How hard will it be to upgrade a current Sitecore build to version 7?

This is highly dependent on each implementation and your current version. It can be just a matter of days, but could take several weeks when you account for updates needed and retraining.

Can the new search capabilities in Sitecore 7 improve or replace my current search solution?

Possibly. The native search in Sitecore 7 provides some advanced features for faceting, however its primary purpose is search for content authors. 

If you're looking to understand what's involved in upgrading to Sitecore 7, you've come to the right place. Download the PDF of our Sitecore 7 search and upgrade whitepaper to discover both the business and technology considerations required to make an informed decision.

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