Migrate Microsoft Teams from one tenant to another

Video Transcript

With ShareGate, Governing your Teams has never been easier. But what if you’re going through an organizational change and you need to reorganize your teams and channels? With Sharegate, you can migrate exactly what you want, where you need it. Whether you’re consolidating two tenants together or simply moving a few teams and channels within the same tenant, we can help. Let’s see it in action. 

Using ShareGate’s tenant to tenant migration feature

Copying Teams

The first thing you will want to do is click on the Copy Screen in order to see your different migration options. As we are migrating Teams, we will click on Copy Teams.  

Adding a connection

Now, we need to ensure we have a connection to the environments that will be involved in this migration. To add a connection, you can simply click on this arrow, then add a connection.

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Using MFA with ShareGate  

Here, enter the site address of your tenant and provide the credentials of a user with the necessary permissions. If you use MFA or Multi-Factor Authentication, use the Browser authentication option instead to complete the connection. You will want to do this for both your source and your destination tenants. 

Incase you’re working with a merger or acquisition…

Perfect. Next, imagine you’re going through an acquisition and you need to bring over the Teams of this newly acquired company. You could select all of the Teams and migrate them in bulk, or, you can leverage the granularity of the tool. 

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Migrate exactly what you want in Teams

Need to migrate Marketing only, with all or some of its private and standard channels?  Or do you wish to migrate Accounting, HR, and Marketing in bulk? With ShareGate’s Migration Tool, the choice is yours, making it easy for you to bring overchat history, channels, membership, files, tabs, apps, Planner plans, and more. Once you have made your selection, it’s time to pick your destination. Let’s choose ShareGate Support. 

Here, you can choose exactly where, and how, your Teams are migrated. Maybe you already have an Accounting team and you only need to bring over the source channels. You can do that! And since there already is a channel called General at the destination, you can easily add a prefix or a suffix to the name or change it altogether to avoid problems at the destination. We make it easy for you, allowing the prefix or suffix change to be made in bulk.  

Schedule your Microsoft Teams migration, or start it now

For HR and Marketing, let’s copy them as New Teams. If some users have left the organization or if you wish to explicitly map the permissions of specific users, you can do so here. Once you’re ready, you can either schedule your migration to run at the time of your choosing or, start your copy now. And there we have it; our migration is underway. 

Be sure to check on your Teams Migration Report

Once your migration is finished, you can head over to the Tasks screen where you will find a detailed report for this Teams copy. You can even export this report to Excel for even more flexibility. And there you have it. With ShareGate’s Migration Tool for Microsoft Teams, you can quickly and effortlessly migrate your Teams your way.  

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