In the Upgrade to SharePoint 2007 there were 3 popular methods. In Place, Gradual, and Database Attach. In place was a scenario that many of us took as a no starter and many of us even went so far as to say NEVER do it. Now the message is there are two methods for upgrade. In place and Database attach. Despite the fact that gradual upgrade as we knew it is dead, what we got from gradual upgrade we still have. What do I mean?