Top Microsoft Teams migration articles of 2021

Top articles Microsoft Teams migration

Planning your Microsoft Teams migration can be daunting, no matter what the scope. Keep up to date on the latest best practices and tips from industry experts with our top articles on the topic of Teams migration!

Teams migration can mean a lot of things—from reorganizing the contents of your existing tenant, to moving your entire environment to a new tenant in the event of a merger or acquisition. 

With more than a decade of experience under our belt, we’ve just about seen it all when it comes to migration scenarios, and have helped organizations of all shapes along the journey to a more organized and secure Teams environment.

We’ve rounded up our top articles on Teams migration so you can rest easy knowing that you’re well on your way to a successful Teams migration.


2 ways to migrate Microsoft Teams from one tenant to another

Microsoft Teams has become central to the Microsoft 365 user experience—with new and improved features, an easy-to-use interface, and seamless integration with other Microsoft tools.

With the content created in Teams now more valuable than ever, the ability to migrate this data as needed is no longer a nice-to-have; in the context of a merger or acquisition, it’s a critical process to ensure our workflows also transition with us seamlessly.

For that reason, we created this article to guide you through your options for migrating Microsoft Teams from one tenant to another.


Choosing a Microsoft Teams migration tool: Microsoft’s SharePoint Migration Tool and ShareGate’s Teams migration tool compared

As explored in our benchmark report, State of Microsoft 365: Migration, Modernization, and Security in 2021, productivity tools like Microsoft Teams have become integral to how we work. And with the rise in Teams usage, it only makes sense that we also want our Teams data to transition seamlessly with us. 

Since the ShareGate team is well-known for our SharePoint migration tool—and since Teams is part of the same Microsoft 365 suite of productivity tools—our customers have questions:

How can I migrate my Teams resources to a new tenant in the context of a merger and acquisition? What’s the best way to reorganize teams and channels within the same tenant? 

Another question we’ve been hearing a lot lately: Can the SPMT help me with my Teams migration?

Our engineers did a ton of research into Teams migration in the course of developing our latest ShareGate release where we included the ability to migrate Teams incrementally and move Planner plans. A major part of that process included looking at Microsoft’s SPMT to understand the capabilities and limitations of the tool. 

To help you assess whether the features are enough to help you with your Teams migration, we decided to share what we learned and highlight some key differences between the SPMT and ShareGate’s Teams migration tool.


Microsoft Teams and SharePoint integration: How to adopt Teams when you already use SharePoint

The true power of Teams lies in its integration with the rest of Microsoft 365, and its emergence as a one-stop-shop collaboration hub. 

To really take full advantage of Teams, you need to understand how it interacts with Microsoft’s whole suite of cloud productivity apps and tools—a fact that became apparent as we developed ShareGate, our Microsoft 365 management solution. Most importantly? You need to understand how it interacts with SharePoint.

If you already use SharePoint and actively use existing team sites, there’s a few things you should know if you’re thinking about rolling out Teams anytime soon.

We spoke to seven-time Microsoft MVP and CEO of Orchestry Software Michal Pisarek (@MichalPisarek) about how to roll out Teams when you have existing SharePoint team sites.


Microsoft 365 tenant-to-tenant migration with ShareGate

You did it! You made the move to Microsoft 365! You’re ready to settle down and stay awhile. Until one day, your boss knocks on your door and says the company is merging domains following a recent acquisition. Luckily, the other company’s intranet is also hosted in Microsoft 365. But what happens next? 

The thought of a second migration might be daunting—but there’s no need for fear with ShareGate here! Our handy migration tool can also help you easily move content from one Microsoft 365 tenant to another—something that’s especially useful in the context of a business merger or acquisition. 

In this article, we walk you through the process and explain how ShareGate helps move SharePoint and OneDrive content in a Microsoft 365 tenant-to-tenant migration.


How to overcome 5 common Microsoft Teams migration challenges

With cloud adoption taking a quantum leap in the last few years, there’s a real need to migrate and restructure Microsoft Teams environments

Content created in Teams is more valuable than ever. The ability to migrate this data as needed, in the context of a merger or acquisition, is a critical process to ensure your workflows also transition with you seamlessly. However, moving between two Teams environments is not without its bottlenecks. 

You want to make sure end users understand the benefits behind the move with a strategic communication plan. But monitoring the data during the planning and migration stages is just as important. Monitoring is key to understanding the current state of your Teams environment and maintaining efficiency and productivity throughout the migration lifecycle.

Whether you perform a manual migration or use a third-party tool to simplify the process, this article explores some common factors to consider in various stages of a Teams migration that can go a long way to mitigating issues.

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