A SharePoint migration tutorial on moving to the Microsoft cloud

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What is a SharePoint migration?

SharePoint migration is the process of making existing content accessible in a new SharePoint environment or Microsoft 365. Generally, this means copying, or “migrating”, content or a document library from a source environment—such as file shares, Microsoft SharePoint Server, SharePoint Site, Box, or Google Drive—to any new version of SharePoint or SharePoint Online.

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SharePoint migration to Microsoft 365: Why migrate to SharePoint Online?

Employees today want tools that make them more productive and engaged, whether they’re on-premises or in the cloud. The integrated productivity apps in Microsoft 365 enable your organization to benefit from new methods of collaboration—empowering employees to be creative and work together, securely. Ensure your distributed workforce remains productive by making sure the content migration runs smoothly.

Create a SharePoint migration plan

Moving to a newer version of SharePoint Server? Getting ready to migrate to SharePoint Online in Microsoft 365? Planning—including taking an inventory/SharePoint audit and assessment of your current data—is a crucial part of an effective migration.

Your successful migration becomes reality when you can understand your target SharePoint environment’s needs before you get there. Plan for end-users, team collaboration, and document management.

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SharePoint post-migration checklist

Success in the Microsoft cloud involves more than migration. Once you’ve completed your initial SharePoint migration, make sure you take these important next steps:

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Step 1: Modernize existing SharePoint content

To take advantage of powerful new collaboration features in Microsoft 365, your site architecture needs to go from top-down to flat. A SharePoint migration is an opportunity to restructure and reorganize your content—so take advantage of this chance! Using SharePoint sites, Lists and other content types for collaboration ensures your end-user can collaborate easily – even from a distance.

Step 2: Deploy Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a powerful addition to Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite. But there’s more to deployment than enabling the app and stepping back. Follow these tips, tricks, and best practices to ensure a successful Teams deployment, adoption and management.

Step 3: Manage and secure SharePoint on an ongoing basis

After completing your migration, run regular reports to keep an eye on what’s happening in your environment, access management, and make sure users are complying with your governance policies. The key to keeping on top of everything is automating and customizing SharePoint and Teams for your organization.

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