Normally, a migration from legacy data sources and previous versions of Microsoft SharePoint to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is managed by an IT team with in-depth knowledge of both SharePoint and the data source. However, some larger enterprise organizations have shown the need to involve end-users in the migration and actually enable them to make decisions in the migration process.
It is quite interesting to see different vendors handle the concept of the end-user migration. Some vendors provide the migration tool as a desktop application so that each end-user can run it independently. However, this becomes a governance issue as the migration jobs could conflict with each other in terms of schedule, permissions, or structure.
AvePoint Partner Services (APPS) is building a solution to take advantage of the DocAve Software Platform, which supports various data sources for migration, to create the AvePoint End-User Migration Portal.
Here is how the Portal works:
1. End-users are provided with a central web portal, and are entitled to submit requests to migrate the sites they own.
2. The requests will go through workflows in order to be approved or rejected by IT administrators or other personnel responsible for the migration process.
3. If a request is approved, the migration is split into multiple jobs.
4. The jobs are then queued and managed to be run by DocAve in the background in order to avoid congestion or pressure to the live SharePoint environment.
5. End-users will be updated on the status of their jobs by email or by checking the migration management website.
Is your organization interested in carrying out an end-user migration while still complying with governance policies? Are you interested in utilizing AvePoint’s vast developer resources – the world’s largest SharePoint-exclusive group of its kind – to deliver custom-built solutions, services, and applications to meet business objectives? Contact the APPS team today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.