Migrate to Microsoft Teams

Migration to Microsoft Teams is possible in near future with SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft. You can use the SharePoint Migration Tool in order to migrate your stuff into Microsoft SharePoint Online, OneDrive and in future Teams. Microsoft offers this tool for free. Let’s have a look at the tool

SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT)

Possible Sources:

  • SharePoint Server 2016
  • SharePoint Server 2013
  • SharePoint Foundation 2013
  • SharePoint Server 2010
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • File Shares

What is supported or not supported regarding SharePoint

You can find a full list at this page from Microsoft. Therefore i’d rather point to what is not possible to migrate with this tool:

  • Customizations like Solutions based on .wsp
  • Workflows

Before you migrate

If you are planning to migrate to Office 365, you should consider to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool (SMAT), which analyses your SharePoint 2013 Farm in order to find things which might cause problems. You should also have a look at the authentication in both directions (Source und Target) and what happens with permissions and user mappings if the user is not available in your target system. And don’t forget the technical prequerisites described here.

Teams support in SPMT

In the message center you’ll might notice this:

The SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) will soon let users migrate to Microsoft Teams in addition to SharePoint and OneDrive. Users will be able to select a team that they own and then define the channel they want to use as the destination.

And it is already in the Preview version.

Hope this helps you as first overview.

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About Karsten Schneider 312 Articles
Consultant for Microsoft 365 Applications with a strong focus in Teams, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business as well as PowerPlatform with PowerApps, Flow and PowerBI. I provide Workshops for Governance & Security in Office 365 and Development of Solutions in the area of Collaboration and Teamwork based on Microsoft 365 and Azure Cloud Solutions. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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