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Migrating SharePoint to Cloud

SharePoint Online hosted on Office 365 is a modern way to store information based on cloud solutions. High availability and stable application platform supported by Microsoft Azure guarantees user satisfaction.

 

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As you decide to move your SharePoint platform to Cloud, you no longer have to maintain your own infrastructure – from now on, it will be provided by Microsoft. However, before you get rid of your servers, it is necessary to migrate data from the SharePoint farm.

 

Migrating data or whole SharePoint platform to Office 365 means optimized maintenance and development costs structure. What’s more, state-of-art environment ensures access to the latest solutions supporting mobile and remote work.

 

Migration to Office 365

 

With our experts you can be sure that the migration is conducted with constant attention to quality and efficiency.

 

Office 365 and SharePoint Online offer dedicated features, essential in on-premise environment, such as:

 

  • OneDrive for Business
  • Delve
  • Office Graph
  • Power BI
  • Yammer

 

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The main benefits of data migration to Office 365 are:

 

  • Reduced costs (no costs of maintenance of server infrastructure, lower licence costs),
  • Wide access to the platform and easy content share,
  • Up-to-date SharePoint version with security improvements
  • Access to the Sharepoint app store,
  • Quick implementation.

 


 

There are a few miscellaneous tools on the market that can be helpful in migrating data to Office 365. Sii SharePoint Competency Center uses products offered by its partner, Canadian company Sharegate that supplies the SharePoint team with innovative software supporting the migration process.

 

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With Sharegate, migration of particular elements of any SharePoint version isn’t a problem at all. Regardless of whether the process concerns on-premises, Office or hybrid version, Sharegate allows for migration of the following components encountered in SharePoint architecture:

 

  • Elements of SharePoint structure: sites, site collections, subsites, lists and libraries, list settings, site collection settings and content types,
  • Content elements: Web Parts, documents, versioning, list elements, views, metadata and custom solutions for calendars,
  • Security: individual permissions, permission levels, notifications, document security, user groups,
  • Workflows: out of the box workflows, InfoPath forms, user notifications, custom view and form settings, workflows created in SharePoint Designer.

 

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Read more about Sharegate and Sii’s partnership on our blog.

 

 

 

If you currently use custom applications designed specifically for on-premises environment, remember that they will have to be modified and adjusted to a new platform. To make it possible for such application to operate in SharePoint Online, it is neccesary to transform them into the following SharePoint Add-in models:

 

  • SharePoint-hosted – applications operating exclusively in SharePoint Online environment,
  • Provider-hosted – applications using additional on-premises servers to apply business logic.

 

Our experts analyse each and every client’s application and recommend an optimal approach that would allow to precisely reconstruct the existing functions in the new environment.

 

Interested in moving SharePoint to cloud? Contact us! We are happy to advise you on the best solution that will surely revolutionize work in your organization.

 


 

Interested in moving SharePoint to cloud? Contact us! We are happy to advise you on the best solution that will surely revolutionize work in your organization.

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