At OfficeLabs we love using industry leading software tools to make complex tasks easy for our clients. A great example is SharePoint on premise to SharePoint Online migrations, which can be a perilous journey. Here are just a few key steps that must be considered when you plan this type of migration:
- Evaluate Active Directory
Look for inactive users or user groups. Define what content is inactive and use an archiving tool to remove it.
- Classify and Restructure Your Content
This stage is critical, organising your content with taxonomies and classifying content with metadata or tagging can be laborious and challenging. This is where a great migration tools comes in, more on that in a moment. You also need to dispose of outdated content.
- Review third-party applications or add-ons
If your existing SharePoint deployment relies on additional third-party software. Now is the time to check compatibility and functionality with SharePoint Online.
These three steps are only the beginning. A smooth migration to SharePoint Online requires a methodical approach and great software tools really can help with some of the heavy lifting.
Introducing Metalogix Content Matrix from Quest
We are a Quest Partner and we have been using their Metalogix Content Matrix software to help clients to achieve a seamless and stress-free migration to SharePoint Online. Coupled with our highly experienced team of SharePoint consultants, engineers and developers we have used Metalogix Content Matrix to simplify many challenging SharePoint migration projects. You can read about some of these projects in our case studies.
Here are just a few of the key features of Metalogix Content Matrix:
- Intelligent Migration
The Intelligent Migration guide within Content Matrix gives you a single platform to assess, plan and move content to a new environment. Navigate complex environments by identifying risks, getting recommendations mid-flight to avoid roadblocks and completing your move using informed decisions.
- Distributed Migration
Run multiple migrations simultaneously and move content to a new environment quickly by reallocating migration workloads across multiple machines automatically.
- Self-Service Migration
Enable your end users to define and control their migration. IT can empower the business to perform migrations safely by using a pre-defined migration configuration that allows users to move content from a source to a target destination.
- Better Than Out-Of-The-Box Migration Options
Complete your SharePoint migration with fewer steps, fewer scripts and more automation. Use a robust set of features that far exceed the capabilities of database attach upgrades and the manual migration of data from legacy repositories including file shares.
- Complex Migrations
Leverage a full range of enterprise features designed to reduce complexity and help you meet the most aggressive project timelines for any SharePoint migration scenarios from basic library, site and farm migrations to more complex scenarios like reorganisation and metadata enrichment and transformation.
- One-Hop Migration and Consolidation
Metalogix Content Matrix provides full support for one-hop migrations without the need to stop at interim versions of SharePoint.
- Rapid Reorganisation
Easily split and merge lists, libraries, sites and site collections during and after your SharePoint migration to meet the evolving needs of your users and the business.
Supported Target Systems
- SharePoint Server 2016
- SharePoint Server 2010
- SharePoint Server 2013
- SharePoint Foundation 2010
- SharePoint Foundation 2013
- Office SharePoint Server 2007
- SharePoint Online (Office 365)
- Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
If your organisation is embarking on a SharePoint Online migration, get in touch with OfficeLabs today to find out how we can help.