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Execute a SharePoint 2016 Migration Approach That Reduces Subsequent Effort

Published: 27 October 2017

ID: G00341583

Analyst(s): Gavin Tay


For organizations that are not ready to migrate to Microsoft SharePoint Online with Office 365, migrating to on-premises SharePoint Server 2016 remains viable. Application leaders must enforce governance and select the right approach to optimize their migration efforts.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Select a SharePoint Server 2016 Migration Approach and Optimize Effort
    • Option A: Microsoft's Database Attach Upgrade
    • Option B: SharePoint ISV Solution or System Integrator
    • Option C: Rearview Mirror Approach
  • Direct 80% of Migration Process Effort Toward Governance
  • Verify That Overall Migration Effort Is Comprehensive, Including Infrastructure Dependencies and Downstream Costs

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