Migration from Sharepoint Services 3.0 to Foundation 2013

We have a client running Sharepoint Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2003.

We're looking to move them to either Sharepoint 2010 or 2013. We'd be sticking with the free version included with either Server 2008 or 2012 as their requirements are fairly minimal.

My initial question is is there any reason we should got to 2010 instead of 2013?

Assuming we move to 2013 I was looking at using something like "Metalogix Content Matrix Migration", for the migration:


They only have about 20GB of data so should be able to be migrated with the Express version.

Alternatively I had considered contracting this out. Not sure who I'd get to do it or what it would cost.

Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions.
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
Moving to Foundation 2013 is the way to go. You're extending the period their new install will be in support by going for that version.

I use the paid version of Content Matrix, and it's an effective tool which should work well in a small migration such as this.

Since you're only moving the content and not the databases that simplifies things a lot. Migration rather than upgrade.

Make sure you do an audit to understand the permissions on the legacy install so you can re-create these in the new install.
tonydav67Author Commented:
Thanks Jamie; good advice.  Been working through their task list and looking to use Content Matrix.
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