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It’s Time to Migrate to SharePoint Online

Microsoft end-of-support for SharePoint 2013 coming in April 2023

SharePoint Online is a powerful web-based application used for collaboration and information exchange across an organization. In simple terms, it is the cloud version of SharePoint. Just like SharePoint On-Premises, SharePoint Online allows users to store, share and manage content seamlessly. SharePoint Online is available as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) with an Office 365 subscription.

If you haven’t yet heard the news, Microsoft has announced the upcoming end of life support for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 – and it’s coming up fast! So what what does this mean for those who are not in the cloud and still have SharePoint environments running on SharePoint 2013? It means you need to start planning now for your upgrade to the latest version of SharePoint. For that we suggest a move to SharePoint Online. Is your heavily customized current environment making you dread even beginning the planning process? Don’t worry. You’re not alone and we can help!

At Oakwood, we understand that SharePoint migrations can be rather complex due to a variety of factors including; software version currently being used, your environments level of customization and size of your data files. Many of our clients have been hesitant in beginning their own SharePoint migration due to the lack of internal resources and expertise to handle this critical task. Partnering with Oakwood’s SharePoint Team will ensure that your SharePoint migration will be a seamless experience with little to no service interruptions.

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I am really happy about how the migration went, as is the entire team! We appreciate your approach and communication throughout the process. Thank you for the kudos to our team and we are sending the same your way! We also wish we worked with more vendors like you.”

Jennifer Walton – St. Louis Zoo

Why Should You Consider Migrating from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint Online?

  • With SharePoint Online, your intranet environment is always kept up-to-date. Your users will not be slowed down by waiting for feature releases and/or security fixes.
  • Leverage the collaboration and integration with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online.
  • SharePoint Online is managed by Microsoft and, therefore, there is less dependence on your internal admins for maintaining the application’s infrastructure and updates.
  • Say goodbye to “End of Support” with SharePoint Online.
  • Migrating to SharePoint Online reduces the number of disparate farms by consolidating sites and content to a single Office 365 tenancy.
  • Site proliferation can be managed better, saving engineering effort and hosting costs while improving security and technical agility.
  • The transition from SharePoint 2013 Server to SharePoint Online in Microsoft 365 is more seamless as the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) can be used to copy on-premises document libraries and regular file shares to SharePoint Online.

Ready to get started? Please leave Oakwood’s SharePoint Team a message below and we’ll schedule a conversation to discuss your unique needs and requirements.