With the arrival of SharePoint 2013 on the market and the push for Office 365, many are planning to make the move on to this new version of SharePoint. I consider myself lucky to have already participated to a few of these so far. Often, I come across some challenges in the organization surrounding this upgrade. I thought I would put up this post and hopefully some of you will continue the reasons a migration can fail through the comments.
Allow this presentation to commence your journey to Successful Migration. Developed to address productivity challenges, Microsoft SharePoint is an easy-to-use integrated suite of collaborative tools and functions. In its latest version, SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has added even more innovative features to transform the way knowledge workers collaborate in the enterprise. Many organizations, however, are still searching… READ MORE
Today’s organizations are adopting Content Management Systems to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and improve customer service, but migrating digital assets into a new CMS can be a significant effort. Too often organizations begin a migration without fully understanding the challenges they face—resulting in slipped deadlines, reduced scope, and even project failure.
With the release of Windows 8 and last months preview release of Office 2013 paired with SharePoint 2013 many consultants and companies are scrambling to find features, benefits or return on investment to justify budget plans to migrate to the new platforms. I’m not one of these folks. I believe the technical fellows at Microsoft have a solid long term vision which will allow them to sway consumers and businesses to give device computing using Microsoft software another chance. It seems clear the new releases of Windows 8, Office, Skype, SkyDrive and SharePoint are an attempted to aggressively pursue the growing device market.
Many organizations will soon be upgrading or migrating to SharePoint 2013 when it releases and soon thereafter. Today, with SharePoint 2013 Preview being publicly available, best practices call for preparing for and testing your upgrades. A published Microsoft article fully describes the steps you’ll need to follow in order to better prepare your environment for an upgrade and increase the chances of it being a successful one.
This eGuide highlights proven practices and typical challenges encountered by organizations when migrating to SharePoint 2010.
Do you have a mountain of SharePoint content that you’re trying to manage? SharePoint RBS For Dummies, Special Edition, can help! Discover how to reduce your costs while still getting peak performance. With this book, you see how Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) is used to optimize the storage of your content. Discover best practices and… READ MORE
Mary Leigh Mackie discusses five key points to consider before migrating to SharePoint 2010
Migration to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is a focus for many organisations over the next 12 months, particularly for businesses currently using earlier versions of the software. While this move can help to drive business efficiency, migrating to SharePoint 2010 does pose some challenges. By following the below top tips, businesses can ensure they make the most out of their SharePoint migration.
Metalogix Migration Manager for SharePoint Named Most Innovative SharePoint Cloud Solution in the 2012 European SharePoint Community AwardsBlog Posts
Migration Manager for SharePoint Supports Migrations to SharePoint Online and Office 365 as well as Hybrid Cloud Scenarios with SharePoint 2010
Washington, DC – February 13, 2012 – Metalogix Software, the trusted provider of content lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft® SharePoint®, Exchange® and Cloud platforms, today announced that Metalogix Migration Manager for SharePoint won the award for Most Innovative SharePoint Cloud Solution in the 2012 European SharePoint Community Awards
In a CIOUpdate.com article entitled Prolific SharePoint Sites Undermine Governance, technology writer Jake Frazier outlines a common problem with the growing number of SharePoint customers: the uncontrolled growth of SharePoint sites, and how it impacts governance. SharePoint is proliferating in the marketplace, with KMWorld reporting SharePoint licenses at over 130 million worldwide. The more sites that are created and the more content added to your environment, the more difficult it can be to change course, correct mistakes, and implement a governance model. But the business value to having a formal governance model in place is enormous. As Mr. Frazier points out,
“To accomplish the defensible disposal of information, including information in SharePoint sites, companies must put in place and enforce a record retention policy that recognizes the three major reasons to keep information: business value, regulatory requirements and legal holds.“