While visiting the offices of Sharegate earlier this year, a leading SharePoint migration and administration ISV based in Montreal, I was able to meet with globally-recognized evangelist and fellow MVP Benjamin Niaulin (@bniaulin) to record several community videos on the topic of SharePoint and Office 365. One of my favorites was recorded with a whiteboard behind us, allowing us to discuss and draw out some of the key considerations for moving to Office 365. At Beezy, many of our customers are planning a move to the cloud now, or in the not-too-distant future, and so this topic is very relevant. Having spent several years working with customers as they migrate between SharePoint versions, as well as those trying to manage the complexity of their environments, Ben and I wanted to share some of our insights and experiences with the community.
Moving to the cloud is not always the same as moving from one on-premises environment to another. The majority of customer may have initially made the move because of email, and are now thinking about how to move their collaboration assets and workloads over to Office 365. While SharePoint is part of the larger Office 365 platform, there are some nuances that you should be aware of -- and prepared for, which was the basis of our whiteboard session and video.
No time to sit and watch the video? No worries -- let me summarize the points we made during our whiteboard session:
Thanks again to Benjamin and the Sharegate team for hosting me for two days -- and please do visit the Sharegate YouTube page to watch the other videos we created on my visit, as well as the other great content they have available.