UPGRADE SharePoint Server

Migrate SharePoint Server from one version to another

Migration without the migraines. Move to a new version of SharePoint, and unlock a world of more productive and secure teamwork. 

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The newer, the merrier

Jump onto a newer version of SharePoint Server for the most up-to-date features that bring teams closer together and make IT management easier.

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Keep your workspace secure

Running on older SharePoint versions? Upgrade to toughen up security for everyone in your environment and reduce costs associated with incompatibilities.

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Take your SharePoint to the next level

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When it comes to your big migration and your everyday SharePoint operations, we’re with you all the way. With ShareGate, you can: 

  • Inventory your current environment to make planning easy
  • Test-run your migrations before you make the move
  • Schedule your migrations for the least possible impact on your business
  • ID any troubleshooting tasks that need to be cleared up
  • Manage and secure your environment with built-in and custom reports

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Migration without the migraines

Inventory and analyze exactly what needs migrating

ShareGate’s built-in source analysis report runs a centralized inventory of your environment.

Our Source Analysis report gives you a clear picture of the work required to migrate so you can estimate your upgrade complexity.

Customize and schedule your migration

ShareGate’s Migration tool lets you schedule and configure incremental migrations.

Migrate incrementally, configure mappings, target content to migrate by date, flatten your folder hierarchy, and schedule your migration when the time is right.

Report on your migration results

Use ShareGate’s built-in or custom reports to get an overview of your SharePoint or Teams inventory.

Run built-in reports or build your own custom reports in a few easy clicks, and take action on the results without leaving the ShareGate app.

Restructure SharePoint content and manage permissions

Restructure SharePoint content and manage permissions in ShareGate’s Migration tool.

Reorganize lists, libraries, workflows, sites, and more—and merge sites without losing data. Take action directly on security reports by editing, removing, cloning, or transferring permissions.

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Smooth migrations. See ShareGate in action.

Tour ShareGate’s SharePoint migration features and learn how you can:

  • Plan out your migration to a new version of SharePoint Server
  • Monitor and ensure migration success
  • Improve visibility with insightful data and reporting
  • Once migrated, effortlessly manage and restructure your SharePoint content

Make moving to a new version of SharePoint easier than ever

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SharePoint Server upgrade FAQ

How long does it take to upgrade to a newer version of SharePoint Server?

The amount of time required to complete your upgrade depends on the scope of your migration. What is the size of the source tenant? What is the amount, type, and level of customization of the data that needs to be migrated?

Regardless of the complexity of your migration project, one thing is for certain: planning is the key to successful data migration.

Taking the time to plan ahead—including taking an inventory and assessment of your source data—is a crucial part of an effective migration strategy and will make it much easier to complete your migration efficiently and with minimal impact on your end users. 

On-demand demo: Watch how to prepare and plan your migration with ShareGate’s source analysis feature

How does ShareGate compare to Microsoft’s SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT)? 

Microsoft’s free SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) is good for simple file migrations from file shares. It also performs well when migrating from a vanilla document library that doesn’t contain any document sets, lookups, or custom metadata. However, it doesn’t offer much guidance through the migration, its reporting capabilities are limited and can be hard to understand, and there’s no way to bulk manage metadata or migrate customized metadata.

For more complex migrations and to get customized assistance, Microsoft recommends using a third-party tool such as ShareGate.

Dive deeper: Compare SPMT to ShareGate’s Teams migration features

Our organization is on an old SharePoint Server version that is no longer supported by Microsoft. Will we be able to use ShareGate to upgrade to a newer version?

Yes! ShareGate supports versions of SharePoint on-premises as old as 2003. Migrate to SharePoint 2013, 2016, or 2019 without worry. You can also use our migration tool to migrate to SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365.

Will our users be able to keep on working during the migration process?

Yes! We know that when you’re in the middle of a migration, it’s not really possible for you to ask users to stop working in SharePoint until you’re done with moving their content to a newer version of the software. As you’re performing migrations, people just keep on working. And if their new environment isn’t ready yet, people will just keep on using their old one, which obviously makes your life more complicated.  
 
Thanks to incremental migrations in ShareGate, you’ll be able to copy only what’s changed since your initial SharePoint migration. So if users continued to work on documents while you were migrating their content elsewhere, you’ll be able to schedule another migration to bring over whatever else changed since your last migration, like updates made to documents.

On-demand demo: Watch how to use ShareGate’s incremental copy feature when migrating

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Migration projects made easy

A thorough SharePoint migration checklist

Reduce downtime. Deploy faster. Crucial checkpoints, practical advice, and pro tips to help you master your migration.

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