Microsoft SharePoint Online is a collection of cloud and web-based technologies that help businesses easily store, share, and manage digital information. SharePoint Online’s three hubs are Newsfeed, OneDrive, and Sites.

A new microblogging feature in the Newsfeed allows users to engage in conversations, "like" posts, including photos, videos, and documents, and mention other users. SharePoint Sites for mobile devices are simple to customize and configure.

Collaboration with third-party users, such as vendors and customers, is also possible with SharePoint Online. SharePoint online is available as a separate product and as part of the Office 365 / Microsoft 365 suite.

The SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) is a free and simple migration solution that can assist you in migrating content from on-premises SharePoint sites to Microsoft 365.
Migrate your SharePoint Server sites and content to Microsoft 365 to take advantage of the most recent collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions. Microsoft SharePoint's modern experience features are compelling, flexible, and performant.

SPMT supports migration from the following platforms to SharePoint, One Drive, and Teams:

  • SharePoint Server 2010, 2013, and 2016
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 and 2013

Migration to SharePoint Online - Advantages

Here are some advantages if you are considering migrating from a SharePoint On-premises server to SharePoint Online.

SharePoint Online Migration

  1. SharePoint upgrades and migrations save IT resources: Many SharePoint on-premises users overlook the cost of maintaining data centers and on-premises storage. You'll be relieved to learn that migrating to SharePoint Online can help you save money on on-premises operations.

    By migrating to the cloud, you can avoid data backup, SharePoint patches, and maintenance tasks. Your IT team will be grateful for your decision because it will allow them to focus on the business rather than spending hours supporting outdated technologies.

  2. SharePoint Enhances Data Security and Compliance
    Security and compliance should be your top priorities when migrating to SharePoint Online, especially if you're dealing with mission-critical and confidential data. Microsoft ensures that SharePoint Online complies with all current compliance standards.

    It also protects data centers with multiple layers of physical security.

    Aside from the security measures mentioned above, SharePoint Online users can also benefit from multiple backups, data mining protection, multifactor authentication and more.

  3. Access business data from any device, from any location
    Working from anywhere is essential in today's work culture, and it also necessitates that you be available for work even when on the move. SharePoint Online is a component of Microsoft's Microsoft 365 cloud-based suite.

    SharePoint online enables employees to work from anywhere, and on any device. Because team members are not restricted to using a single device or network, they enjoy greater flexibility and work more efficiently.

    They can even work on the documents offline and sync them to SharePoint Online once their internet connection is restored. With the robust mobile app, SharePoint Online users can also enjoy mobility.

  4. A single copy in a single location
    In SharePoint, you store your document in a single location; colleagues can access the document rather than sending it all over the place.

    This means multiple copies of the same file will no longer be backed up in different people's inboxes or on their hard drives. The single version is in the correct location, which provides great clarity for your entire team.

  5. All things in moderation
    You can appoint a team leader or another individual to manage and moderate the content in each library. Users with access can view and work on company data, and this is critical in an era when compliance and regulation are becoming increasingly important.

    You should be able to see the benefits of storing your file shares on SharePoint by now. Are you looking to migrate SharePoint on-premises to SharePoint online? Please get in touch with the Cambay team for consulting.

  6. Simple Updates with No Downtime
    SharePoint Online updates itself automatically in the background, and Microsoft hosts the software on its cloud platform and handles all software maintenance. This helps you to get the most recent version of SharePoint without interrupting operations.

    These updates do not affect SharePoint site customization but help secure your SharePoint ecosystem. Organizations do not have to wait because the most recent features and security patches are immediately available to SharePoint Online users.

    On the contrary, a SharePoint on-premises farm necessitates highly skilled personnel, extensive planning, data auditing, and error-prone manual tasks. If a SharePoint workflow needs to be rebuilt on the new version, you may need to shut down a portion of the business process.

Cambay Consulting Provides Stress-Free SharePoint Online Migration Services

The benefits of migrating from SharePoint on-premises to SharePoint Online are mentioned above. Migrating from on-premises to SharePoint online is not easy, and enterprises should leverage Partners to help with the transition.

Cambay, a Microsoft Partner and deep expertise in SharePoint, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Teams, is helping customers modernize their collaboration initiatives.

Cambay will help you migrate all on-premises SharePoint data to the online platform without data loss. We also allow your workforce to return to their work quickly and with minimal downtime. Our effective SharePoint Online migration procedure includes the following steps:

  • Analysis of existing SharePoint Farm implementations and expert recommendations based on your business niche
  • Ensure no workflow, functionality, or data is lost during the migration process.
  • Assist in testing the migrated solution to eliminate any unexpected hiccups.
Vikram Longani

Vikram Longani

Sr. Presales Solution Architect- M365

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