SharePoint on-premise migration refers to the process of moving data, content, and settings from a SharePoint on-premise environment to a different environment, such as another on-premise environment, SharePoint Online, or a hybrid environment.

This migration process is necessary when organizations need to upgrade their existing SharePoint environment, move to a different hosting solution, or consolidate multiple on-premise SharePoint farms into a single environment.

Steps Involved in a SharePoint on-premise Migration

The steps involved in a SharePoint on-premise migration include:

  1. Planning: Define the scope of the migration, determine the content to be migrated, and plan the migration timeline.
  2. Preparation: Check the compatibility of the source and destination environments, set up the destination environment, and test the migration process.
  3. Data Migration: Copy the content, data, and settings from the source environment to the destination environment.
  4. Validation: Verify that the data has been successfully migrated and that the destination environment is functioning correctly.
  5. Post-migration activities: Finalize the migration, update the URLs, and configure the environment as needed.

The process of SharePoint on-premise migration can be complex, especially when migrating a large amount of data, so it’s recommended to use a migration tool or engage a professional migration services provider to ensure a smooth migration process.

Adnan is six time Microsoft MVP (Since 2015) with over 16 years of extensive experience with major expertise on SharePoint, SharePoint based development, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, .Net Platform and Microsoft BI. He is currently working Sr Microsoft Consultant at Olive + Goose. He is MCT Regional Lead for Pakistan Chapter since 2012. He is working on SharePoint for past 12 years and worked on different intranet/intranet solutions for private & govt. sector majorly in United states and Gulf region and have experience of working with multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is a trainer, technology evangelist and also speaks in community forums.

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