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Migrating from On-Premise to SharePoint Online

This article provides a general guide to SharePoint Online migration. We outline the benefits of migrating. We also challenge our readers to answer critical questions such as the why, how, and what makes their migration successful.

These include the benefits of migrating or the requirements of migration.

Benefits of Migrating

The benefits of migrating from on-premises to SharePoint Online vary depending on the type of migration offering. Three such services exist, Do It Yourself, Microsoft FastTrack, and Partner-Driven.

 

Per-Site Sharing Links can now default to people with existing access

Microsoft released a New Feature for SharePoint administrators.

They will be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in late January 2020.
The rollout will be completed by the end of March.

Prior to this change, SharePoint Administrators could choose either "Anyone", "People in my organization", or "Specific People" when setting the default sharing link on a per-site basis.

SharePoint - Classic popularity reports to be retired

Microsoft announced that they are retiring classic usage.

This includes reports for site collections, sites, document libraries, folders, and individual items. These usage reports will not be available after February 29, 2020.

So If you use classic sites and require usage data, you can download historical data for all these popularity reports until February 29, 2020.

SharePoint Online Site Swap

Site Swap Its a Thing

Wondered how to get the old Classic Site and turn it into the new Modern Communication Site?

Microsoft started rolling out to tenants with less than 10k users this past week. All others will be taken care of by Halloween. Admins will be able to swap the SharePoint root site with another site using a new PowerShell cmdlet Invoke-SPOSiteSwap. The root site will be archived automatically. You must use the SharePoint Admin PowerShell version 16.0.8812.1200 or later.

SharePoint Online Migration Questions

How do you get the conversation started with building a SharePoint Online environment for the enterprise?

Say you sitting in a meeting with management and IT is asked to look into SharePoint Online.  Now they want it configured and all content moved over.  IT does their due diligence calls another meeting and asks how soon are we looking to move and what do you need to be configured exactly?

SharePoint Online Site Renaming

What is one of the most long-overdue requests as it relates to SharePoint Online or SharePoint Server?

Being able to rename site addresses would be the answer.

The owner of the site has been able to change a lot of properties on their sites over the years but changing site URLs has not been enabled. Since the modern SharePoint admin center came out, you can now change the site name. but you still can’t change the tenant’s domain name of course just the site name portion.

How Do I Add Multiple Users to Office 365

Bulk User Add

Want to add more than one user at a time to Microsoft 365? 

Microsoft supplies a built-in template to help add multi-users at one time. As long as the headers and content are filled in correctly it is an easy process.

So of the assumptions would be you have an Office 365 Tenant. 

You have Admin access to the Admin Portal.

And you have already purchased licensing or have available licenses for the users being added.

How Do SharePoint Online Admins Create Sites

SharePoint Online Administrators

Have you ever wondered how Admins of SharePoint create modern site collections or Classic sites?  Don`t let them fool you it really takes minutes to spin one up. It's the maintaining and administrating it that takes the effort. Here is a sneak preview of how they do it. Now it is true that users may create sites themselves, but they do not have all the features available that admins do.

By using the new SharePoint admin center, you can create sites that use one of the new team site or communication site templates.

SharePoint Online File Restore

File Restore SharePoint Online

One of the new features rolling out as we speak is the ability to restore Document libraries in SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. This is something that is available in OneDrive and might look very similar as it rolls out for SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams during the months of April and May.

SharePoint Online Group Inbox Notifications

Activity Notifications

Microsoft is bringing activity notifications to the group inbox in SharePoint Online. They will begin rolling this feature out soon.

Currently, your user's site activity feed only includes SharePoint content, files, lists, and pages. After this change goes into effect, your users will be able to view important group emails updates as well. Current settings will not be affected. 

Microsoft will begin gradually rolling this out in mid-February, and we anticipate rollout completion by April 2019.

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