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3 Most Requested Microsoft Teams Migration Functionalities: Delivered!

When looking for Teams to Teams migration resources, you’re usually met with numerous limitations. That’s because Microsoft’s native Teams migrator and even most third-party Microsoft 365 migration solutions still cannot support the whole Teams migration capabilities.

If we’re talking about a comprehensive Teams migration solution, let’s talk about AvePoint Fly.

Delivering three of today’s most requested Teams migration functionalities, Fly makes it possible to collaborate in confidence—even in your new Teams tenant!

Read on as we go over the three highly valuable Teams migration capabilities that will transform your Teams migration:

1. Multiple Workload Error Reporting*

The Challenge

Migration operators typically have multiple projects and different workload types for every migration job. While it’s completely natural to encounter errors during migration projects, the way you remediate them can completely change the game.

Normally, to see errors, you have to pull multiple reports for each of these projects. To have a general overview of these project errors, you then have to download, open, and then copy/paste all of those reports into a single spreadsheet.

Not only is this tedious, but it is also time-consuming, which steals away time when you could be preparing for your new tenant better.

*Note: In addition to Microsoft Teams, this feature is also present in Groups, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Exchange Online.

The Solution

Indeed, you cannot completely avoid errors, but you can at least contain them and remediate them fast.

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Fly makes this possible by providing a capability for you to create a single spreadsheet for all your migration errors— no matter the workload type—all in one single report!

This way, you can:

  • Do better searching, sorting, and filtering of errors
  • Choose which among the project reports you wish to combine and generate a report on
  • Remediate with actions that target specific errors
  • Easily share your general report (as a single source of truth) with your stakeholders

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2. Policy Option to Migrate a User’s Full Teams Chat History to HTML Files in OneDrive

The Challenge

Until recently, the only option to migrate Teams chat history was only through a mailbox migration. This is far from ideal as the messages cannot be rehydrated back into Teams, which means you only migrated your Teams data, but you can’t use it in your new tenant.

In May 2022, a capability for a Teams to Teams chat migration with full chat history was released. This option, however, leads to intense throttling and even causes migration failures.

Another issue was Teams’ search functionality where users find it difficult—and sometimes even impossible—to search messages that are more than a month old.

Many of these challenges are due to the limitation of Teams API which is not designed to migrate Teams private chats, making it extremely hard to migrate Teams chat from one tenant to another.

The Solution

For the best Teams chat migration experience, AvePoint recommends:

  • Migrating two months’ worth of Teams chats so you can continue your chats in your new Teams tenant with the most relevant and updated Teams chat without the intense throttling during the migration, and then;
  • Migrating the Teams chat history to the new tenant via HTML files in OneDrive so you can still search all your Teams data with ease.

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Fly supports this type of migration and can help organizations adapt easily to the new environment—rehydrating only the relevant Teams private chats but still having the ability to search your full Teams chat history with the HTML files in Outlook!

3. Support for Teams Shared Channel to Shared Channel Migration

The Challenge

The problem was simple—shared channels cannot be migrated. That means if you want to migrate Teams channel to another team, you will have to leave your Shared Channels behind.

The Solution

Fly can migrate your shared channels from one tenant to another or even for same tenant migrations. It can even support changing between channel types:

  • Standard to Private
  • Private to Standard

Stay tuned: we’re also working on Private to Shared Channels and General to Shared Channels solutions! Ask your rep or contact our sales team to stay informed of the latest product updates.

(Channel conversions to/from Shared Channels may be possible in a future release!)

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While there are still certain API limitations, having the capability in Microsoft Teams to migrate channels to another team is one crucial step moving forward!

Get to know Fly better!

Curious how you can leverage these capabilities for your migration project? Request a demo today!

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Sherian Batallones
Sherian Batallones
Sherian Batallones is a Content Marketing Specialist at AvePoint, covering AvePoint and Microsoft solutions, including SaaS management, governance, backup, and data management. She believes organizations can scale their cloud management, collaboration, and security by finding the right digital transformation technology and partner.

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