How well was IT’s governance strategy working, and how can it be improved?
If sprawl is a problem, consider whether free-flowing Microsoft Teams management is what you need, or whether you should limit the number of Teams owners with administrative rights. If your organization needs stricter control on how Teams are created, named and classified, or a tighter rein on guest access, now’s a great time to make those changes. Also, take a fresh look at any compliance concerns and how your Microsoft Teams configuration and policies support requirements in the areas of retention, Data Loss Protection (DLP), eDiscovery and legal hold for channels, chats, files, and audit log search.
Are you using newer Teams features to best advantage?
Private Channels are a relatively new addition to Microsoft Teams. They’re for discussing sensitive information such as budgets, resourcing, or competitive intelligence, or simply if a group of team members wants a dedicated collaboration space for a specific project without having to create a new team. Also, are there new apps available that your organization can take advantage of? Consider whether these new features should be added as part of the migration.
Microsoft Teams Migration Best Practices
Some of the steps outlined above are best performed pre-migration, others post-migration. To ensure the migration itself goes smoothly and completely, follow the best practices below. For more information, read Microsoft Teams Migration Tips: Pointers for Success.
- If you’re using an automated migration tool, make sure the source and destination are configured the same.
- Create dedicated administrator accounts on both the source and destination specifically to handle the migration, making sure they can run unattended.
- If users store documents within Microsoft Teams, allow plenty of extra time to handle the extra data; consider doing a test-run on an average-sized Team to gauge the time required.
- Take advantage of the tool supplier’s complimentary support; Microsoft Teams migrations are complex and can cause throttling or other issues so don’t hesitate to ask for pre-planning help.
If your IT department could use an experienced hand to help with the migration, a managed service provider (MSP) can bring Microsoft Teams-specific migration knowledge to bear. If you’re an MSP, this resource is for you: Microsoft Teams Migration for MSPs.
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