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Migrating to SharePoint Online pt 2 - by Cindy Gauthier

Migrating to SharePoint Online (Pt. 2)

Are you a SharePoint On-Premises user? Are you looking to migrate to SharePoint Online and take advantage of the modern experience and capabilities that come with it? Do migration projects seem daunting to you?

In part one of this post I talked about how we at DevFacto apply our four phase migration plan approach and what each phase - Pre-assessment, Discovery, Migration and Support - consists of. SP migration–processHow DevFacto built and refined this approach to ensure your goals and objectives are at the centre of our work to deliver a successful migration. In part two there are more things I would like to bring to your attention and that you should consider in your migration, as well as an outcome from a migration completed by our DevFacto team.

One point to consider is content clean up. Through the planning and implementation steps we will look at all of your content and help you work on streamlining and tidying. Migrations are always a great opportunity to purge old and unnecessary content. It’s also the ideal time to archive content that is no longer required regularly but may need to be accessed in the future; internal or external policies, for example.

The other point of consideration is a central component of our work: how can we deliver more value to you and your organisation through leveraging your O365 platform. A SharePoint migration can be a great starting point to implement your O365 strategy and make use of all the tools you have available. That strategy can be as simple as integrating your SharePoint and MS Teams in a unified Information Architecture. It can also be the right time to utilise the Power Platform to implement Power App solutions or Power Automate workflows that can also include Robotic Process Automation (RPA). We will work with you to identify and highlight such opportunities.

We have successfully migrated many of our partners by using our phased approach, and here are some high-level statistics collected from one of our migration projects. In this case it was a migration from SP 2013 On-Premises to SharePoint Online modern UI. We've collected some data highlights for you below!

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SP migration–hub sites SP migration–files migrated
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Here also is some feedback we received from clients that have trusted us with their SharePoint migration: 


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When looking to migrate to SharePoint Online, a solid partner can be a necessary and welcome asset in guiding you through the process. Reach out to the team at DevFacto and let us put our four-phase migration strategy to work for you. We would love the opportunity to work with your team. 




About the author

Vasco Pedro is a Delivery Executive/Project Manager based in Edmonton, Alberta. Armed with a computer science degree, he has been delivering projects across different industries and technologies since 2006. He believes in the power of self organized high-performing teams. Vasco recently embraced snowboarding and looks forward to keep improving is skills in the mountains. You can connect with him on LinkedIn!


About the artist

Cindy Gauthier is an Alberta-based comic artist and illustrator. She went to the University of Lethbridge and Grant MacEwan, and was an Artist in Residence with Happy Harbor. When she’s not working on drawings of all things macabre and whimsical, she can often be found sipping a latte with her Pomeranian at her feet. You can follow her on instagram as well.

For this piece, they write "The parallels between moving digitally and moving physically stood out to me. After all, both
processes require prioritizing items, packing (or packaging) things up to be as easy to move as possible, and ultimately discarding whatever is no longer needed. Having professional help during any kind of move makes it all go so much more smoothly than trying to do it alone, so I wanted the colour palette in particular to reflect the kind of energy and even excitement that comes with getting the process underway."