Top 9 Teams Migration Checklist

Posted by Saketa SharePoint on August 23rd, 2021

Teams Migration Checklist

Check out this Microsoft Teams Migration Checklist that we recommend to tick off before you plan out your Teams Migration for a hassle-free experience.

1. Preplan

Preplanning is always a good idea before undergoing Teams migration. As soon as you give a heads up for migrating to Teams, make sure your source and destination are ready to undergo the process.

2. Maintain admin accounts to monitor the migration process.

The migration tool takes care of the aspects of the migration process successfully but keeping a check on it manually always helps. Create dedicated admin accounts beforehand on the source and destination platforms to help you easily track them.

3. Restrict Teams usage during migration to prevent data alteration

Teams’ usage during migration can result in data alteration that might lead During Teams migration, each aspect such as users, group names, channel permissions etc. 

4. Resolve duplicate names

The source and destination might have few commonly named users or groups. These may or may not be intentionally same and might have different permissions sets or purposes. If you find same-named group names in the destination that you might not like to be merged to the new one, making little changes in their names can be a quick and easy fix.

5.Make a list of Users to be mapped

The source might bring along some orphan users who are present in the source but not in the destination. In such a case, Microsoft teams best practices include a bit of offline work on your part too to tackle any rare case of a technical glitch. It is recommended to maintain a personal checklist too to serve in an event of an emergency.

6. Devote enough time for Migration

Teams Migration might be tricky and time taking. As it is continuously used by so many users, its database keeps changing at a very high frequency

7. Go for a Migration Patch Test

It’s always a good idea to have a pre-estimation of the process that you are about to undergo. It is always recommended to go for a patch test using a smaller Team so that estimating important factors such as the time required and other minor technical glitches can be estimated beforehand and we are well prepared for them when we face the elevated version of the same during the real-time migration.

8. Prefer one-time migration

Due to such many users, the content stored in the Teams database repository keeps on changing at jet speed. Therefore, partial migration is highly discouraged as it is sure to cause data loss due to the changing time frame of migration for each of those migration sections.

9. Do a post-migration check

After the migration is successfully done, give it a little time to sync and then, go for a post-migration check. If you find any irregularities, it can be sorted out before your users get access to Microsoft Teams again.

Here was our Teams migration checklist. Did we miss out on any point? Do let us know yours!

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