SharePoint Cloud Migration

Upgrading your systems to SharePoint Online provides your company with the latest collaboration, file sharing and Web publishing tools from Microsoft, now from the Cloud!

It is now possible to experience the benefits of collaboration software without having to be concerned about setting up and maintaining infrastructure just for that. This is thanks to SharePoint Online in the Cloud. More and more technologies are adapting a Cloud approach and with the help of Innovative Architects, a SharePoint Online instance can be set up and customized with more ease than ever.

It is important to understand that SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server vary slightly and offer different features. They accomplish the same role, but there are situations where it may be more preferable to select one over the other, especially considering that SharePoint Online trims away some features that may be beneficial for particular businesses and uses. It is important to make the right decision as to which version may be the most beneficial so as to not deny yourself a service that may be useful if not vital.

Unavailable in SharePoint Online

  • Development Dashboard
  • Web Analyticse
  • Farm Solutions
  • Administrative forms
  • PowerShell Administration
  • Custom Timer Jobs
  • Records and Business Intelligence Center
  • Microsoft Access Reporting
  • Libraries and Lists that are Email enabled
 

What is different in SharePoint Online

  • Public-facing sites
  • Alternate Access Mapping
  • Site Templates are more limited
  • Central Administration has become Administration Center
  • Anonymous Access
  • Search limitations
  • Recycle Bin

Microsoft’s SharePoint Online brings back many of its familiar features. On top of that, there are some things that have changed and may take a little bit to become fully familiar with. It is important to keep in mind that the changes made to SharePoint Online are not arbitrary but rather were decided upon to enable SharePoint Online to be a full-fledged Cloud solution that still offers excellent collaboration options.

If the listed differences and reductions seem like too much of a drawback to try out, bear in mind that with the help of Innovative Architects, an existing (or brand new) collaboration solution can be set up to use SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 . Making the right decision is vital and if in doubt, the professionals at IA can help make the best decision.

It is important to understand the incentives to using SharePoint Online as opposed to its other options. The core thought behind SharePoint Online is to make it light, easy, and accessible with the least hassle possible, while keeping the necessary upkeep and maintenance to an all time low.

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SharePoint Online Incentives

  • Reduced infrastructure cost
  • Eliminate infrastructure maintenance
  • Timely and transparent updates
  • Simple to set up and use
  • Out-of-the-box integration with Exchange Online and Lync
  • Simple (yet effective) administration interface
  • Straightforward user and site management
  • Technical support provided by experts at Microsoft.

A migration is also the perfect time to analyze the SharePoint implementation and determine if re-architecting can provide benefits to the enterprise. Whether it's a simple migration that leaves everything as is, or a full re-architecture and migration of existing content, Innovative Architects has numerous experts with vast amounts of experience.

An upgrade is also the perfect time to analyze the SharePoint implementation and determine if re-architecting can provide benefits to the enterprise. Whether it's a simple upgrade that leaves everything as is, or a full re-architecture and migration of existing content, Innovative Architects has numerous experts with vast amounts of experience.

So to answer the question - "How can I get my SharePoint into the Cloud?" - - look to Innovative Architects to provide the tools and expertise needed migrate your existing SharePoint content.

And if your organization is looking to move other content into SharePoint Online, Innovative Architects' expert SharePoint consultants can provide you with absolute professional SharePoint migration. Contact us for more information today.