ShareGate Desktop 13.0 introduces an easier, faster way to migrate Microsoft Teams from one tenant to another—ensuring users have what they need to succeed in their new Teams environment.
Microsoft Teams has become the hub for collaboration in our digital workplace. With over 75 million daily active users, the content created within Teams isn’t just growing—it’s also becoming more valuable to us.
That’s why, in the context of a business acquisition or a merger, migrating this data over to the new location is no longer a nice-to-have. We want to be able to migrate our existing Microsoft Teams resources.
In true ShareGate fashion, our team has been working very hard to bring you this capability while keeping it as simple as possible. Today, I am beyond thrilled to announce the addition of a Microsoft Teams migration feature to ShareGate Desktop, our popular migration tool.
Migrate Microsoft Teams to another tenant—the ShareGate way
In talking to our customers, Microsoft Teams migration has consistently ranked as one of the top-requested new ShareGate Desktop features.
That’s because migrating your Teams manually can be challenging. It requires joining each team as an owner, writing scripts to get what you want, manually creating the teams at the destination, and a whole lot of other loops to go through to make sure you keep the integrity of what’s been migrated from source to destination.
We accepted the challenge.
With no easy option available to efficiently migrate Microsoft Teams to a new tenant, our engineers put a lot of thought and effort into finding a solution that would work for you. It wasn’t an easy feat, but we managed to pack it into one simple experience.
It begins with a reimagined Copy screen.
We heard your feedback, and after many iterations from our designers, our reimagined Copy screen aims to please. It doesn’t just introduce our simple Microsoft Teams migration flow; it clarifies all of our migration capabilities to help you accomplish your goal, faster.
Choose which teams to migrate
Keep the control you need during a migration by carefully selecting which teams you want to move.
Simply connect to the tenant you want to migrate from and we’ll generate a list of all your existing teams—along with information about each team’s ownership and privacy settings—to help you find what you’re looking for quickly.
Simpler experience, without compromising on control
ShareGate Desktop will take the teams you’ve chosen and migrate them to the destination tenant with the click of a button.
But that ease-of-use doesn’t mean we compromised on giving you the power and flexibility you need.
Here’s what you can change pre-migration:
- Rename teams
- Schedule a convenient time for the migration to take place
- Map users from the source tenant to the destination
Copy conversation history, public channels, team settings, files, and more
Oh, and we’ll also make sure all your teams’ data is migrated along the way.
With ShareGate Desktop, you can bring along:
- Team settings and description
- Membership (owners and members)
- Conversation history (including sender, threaded messages, links, and timestamps)
- Public channels
- Files (along with their history and metadata)
- Apps and bots (those that are available in the App Store)
- SharePoint site customizations
Map users to keep working quickly after the migration
And don’t worry! We automatically map users at the destination, so you won’t have to manually map those 1,000 users.
That way, you’re sure the right people have access to the right teams with the right set of permissions.
Fix problems faster with ShareGate Desktop’s migration report
Once the migration is complete, we’ll provide you with a quick summary so you can see how it went.
If something unexpected did pop up, we’ll provide you with the information you need to fix it fast.
And if you ever need help, our world-class support team is always available to give you a hand.
Ready to start your Microsoft Teams migration? Check out our support documentation for tips on how to get started.
The only subscription that helps you be successful with Teams after migration
At ShareGate, everyone is working together to help you succeed in the Microsoft cloud. With the rise of Microsoft Teams and all of the recent changes in the digital workplace, we want our products to be something you can count on.
We’re thrilled to bring Microsoft Teams migration capabilities to ShareGate Desktop. But we also know that long-term success goes beyond just a good migration; deploying and scaling collaborative tools like Teams requires a well-defined strategy and consistent effort.
That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’ve brought together ShareGate Desktop and ShareGate Apricot into a single subscription—so that you have everything you need to be successful in the Microsoft cloud.
If you’re a ShareGate Desktop customer, your subscription now gives you full access to ShareGate Apricot at no extra cost! Activate your ShareGate Apricot account by signing in here. Make sure to have your ShareGate Desktop license key handy—you’ll need it complete your activation.
By activating ShareGate Apricot, you can ensure the ongoing success of your Teams deployment through simple and automated governance policies.