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  • 2015 will be AWESOME! The eBay and PayPal Split.

    I'm pleased to announce that eBay has personally asked me to return to be a pivotal part in their strategic move of splitting PayPal away from eBay.  As many of you know I was the Sr. Architect of eBay's migration from 2007 to 2010.  It was an upgrade of EPIC proportions that made several headlines as it was done on time, and ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on November 22, 2014
  • 1 Year Anniversary Tribute - eBay upgrade video

    As a tribute to the 1-year anniversary of the start of the eBay upgrade project, I thought I would share the video I created to show at our celebration party in San Jose.  It is a great video, and shows how much fun we had (and you should too) when we did the upgrade.  The team deserves a tremendous amout of credit for the work and ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on January 19, 2012
  • Case Study: How to Use Managed Metadata in Site Creation to drive Searchability

    As part of our eBay presentation at the SharePoint Conference 2011, we showed how we performed the upgrade in 3 months and utilized Managed Metadata (MMS) in site creation to drive searchability across the SharePoint Farm.  The biggest question I have received so far from the presentation is about the MMS ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on October 10, 2011
  • SharePoint Conference 2011 Session - How eBay Successfully Upgraded their Intranet to SharePoint 2010

    Dear SharePoint Colleagues,  Join the eBay team and myself as we discuss the eBay upgrade to SharePoint 2010 and how we did it in 3.5 months.  The Conference session link is here: How eBay Successfully Upgraded their Intranet to SharePoint 2010   Here is an outline of what we plan on speaking about:Why eBay moved to ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on August 26, 2011
  • Upgrading SharePoint 2010 - Changing Your Host Headers - What It Means To Your Consultant

    Part 3 of How I Successfully Upgraded eBay - Previous Blog Post So what does it mean for you to "retire" an older web application for branding purposes?  It is a simple change in Central Administration, but a nasty proposition when it comes to content in the site and most consultants will take the easy way out and say, no you ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on July 21, 2011
  • Upgrading UserProfiles to SharePoint 2010 Non Database Attach

    Blog Post #2 of How I Successfully Upgraded eBay to SharePoint 2010 - Previous Blog in this series One of the decisions I made as the Sr Architect of the eBay upgrade project, was to NOT do a database attach upgrade of the SSP.  I viewed the whole process as not very reliable and we didn't want a bunch of junk moving foward to ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on July 21, 2011
  • How I Successfully Upgraded eBay to SharePoint 2010

    And so it begins!  This is my first blog post in a few months...where have I been?  As some of you know, I have been the Sr. Architect of the eBay SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Project.  One of 3 *major* upgrades that are occuring in the United States in 2011.  I will be presenting a series of blog posts on how we did what we did and ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on July 21, 2011
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