Rencore Publishes SharePoint Customization Migration Guidelines

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To help organizations champion SharePoint migrations, Rencore's latest best practice white paper shines a light on the number one road block for SharePoint migrations: customizations.

Rencore Whitepaper: Migrating your Customizations to the Cloud - The essential checklist

Rencore Whitepaper: Migrating your Customizations to the Cloud - The essential checklist

While a migration including both functional and content customizations can, in theory, be completed manually, it is worth considering how third-party tools can help automate, speed-up and improve the success of the move.

Rencore, the global leader in SharePoint customization governance, transformation and risk prevention, just released a white paper dealing with the most overlooked but also one of the most critical elements for SharePoint migration projects. The whitepaper "Migrating your Customizations to the Cloud - The essential checklist" serves as a guide for organizations and individuals who want to streamline and optimize their SharePoint migration projects and save past investments at the same time. The whitepaper provides a practical checklist for making sure customization migration is fully thought through before any moves are made.

The checklist is a step by step guide highlighting critical phases in the migration and eventually transformation of customizations during a SharePoint migration project. Based on learnings when developing Rencore's product SPTransformator, the whitepaper not only discusses the situation before and during a migration but also addresses post migration and the correct procedure for taking effective aftercare of newly transformed customizations.

Author Erwin van Hunen, product owner transformation at Rencore: “Migration to the cloud takes patience and incremental progress. Rather than a ‘big bang’ approach, successful migrations take place with well-planned step-by-step processes. But even the best-laid plans can go awry. While a migration including both functional and content customizations can, in theory, be completed manually, it is worth considering how third-party tools can help automate, speed-up and improve the success of the move".

Whether migrating to the latest SharePoint on-premises versions or to SharePoint Online, organizations using software tools to automate modernizing and optimizing their collaboration platform approach have found that development time, technical support cases, and total cost of migration have reduced significantly.

The whitepaper can be downloaded for free from the company's website.

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