SharePoint migration is the process of moving your intranet content from another platform to SharePoint. This can be a complex process, but it is important to do it carefully to avoid any data loss or disruption to your business.
There are a number of different ways to migrate your intranet to SharePoint. The best approach for you will depend on the platform that you are migrating from, the size and complexity of your intranet, and your budget.
Here are some of the most common SharePoint migration methods:
Manual migration: This is the simplest and least expensive migration method, but it is also the most time-consuming. To manually migrate your intranet, you will need to export your content from your current platform and then import it into SharePoint.
Third-party migration tools: There are a number of third-party migration tools available that can automate the migration process. These tools can save you time and effort, but they can also be expensive.
Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT): SPMT is a free tool from Microsoft that can be used to migrate content from SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, and SharePoint 2016 to SharePoint Online.
Once you have chosen a migration method, you will need to develop a migration plan. The migration plan should include the following:
Source and target environments: Identify the source and target environments for the migration.
Content to be migrated: Identify the content that you need to migrate.
Migration schedule: Create a schedule for the migration.
Communication plan: Develop a communication plan to keep your users informed of the migration and to answer any of their questions.
Once you have developed a migration plan, you can begin the migration process. Be sure to test the migration process in a staging environment before migrating your production environment.
Here are some tips for a successful SharePoint migration:
- Plan carefully. Take the time to develop a detailed migration plan.
- Test thoroughly. Test the migration process in a staging environment before migrating your production environment.
- Communicate with your users. Keep your users informed of the migration and answer any of their questions.
- Be patient. SharePoint migration can be a complex process. Be patient and allow enough time for the migration to complete.
By following these tips, you can increase the chances of a successful SharePoint migration.