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Easy way to migrate site columns and content types from moss 2007 to sharepoint 2010?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Easy way to migrate site columns and content types from moss 2007 to sharepoint 2010?

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