This document is intended to provide an overview of the upgrade process for Dev Studio for SharePoint.
TitleWhat is the upgrade process for Dev Studio for SharePoint?
The upgrade process for DevStudio is to uninstall the previous version and reinstall the new one. All the webparts configuration is retained. This is true regardless of the versions of DevStudio involved.
The only manual intervention required is to backup the custom skins for the webparts if present. In Version 3.5.2 and higher, the uninstall process will prompt for the location to backup the custom skin. If one is provided, the custom skin folders will be backed up to this location. The user can restore the skin folders manually afterwards by copying them.
Should further clarification be required, please contact Quest Support.