What is SharePoint Online (SPO)?
SharePoint Online is Microsoft's Office 365 team based collaboration tool which allows you to collect and share information in a centralized team environment. Once your site is created, you can immediately start adding users and building your out your site. SharePoint is integrated with Microsoft Office enabling you to use your site with productivity software you are already familiar with. SharePoint includes built-in applications to help you streamline your business processes and keep your team informed, focused and on task. The SharePoint platform also offers a flexible user interface, secure API and easy to use data model that enables you to configure custom looking interfaces that fit your exact requirement with minimal development and UMIT support. With SharePoint Online your site is automatically scaled to handle the most demanding of business needs while running securely inside Microsoft's powerful O365 Cloud infrastructure. UMIT is very excited to offer you SharePoint Online 2013. For more information please take 15 minutes to watch the SPO Quick Start video.
Why migrate to SPO?
In addition to the University of Miami's strategic initiative of moving mission critical service to the cloud and cloud-based services, UMIT supported SharePoint 2007 environments are currently hosted on aging and increasingly unsupportable hardware. Migrating your site from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint Online will ensure the continuity of your site's business functions and an improved quality of service.
Who will migrate to SPO?
Any person(s) or Department owning a site hosted on a UMIT supported SharePoint 2007 environment.
When will I migrate to SPO?
Over the next several months (beginning in August of 2015) you will be contacted by the SharePoint Services migration team to coordinate and schedule your site's migration to SPO.
What are my responsibilities during the migration process?As a primary site owner(s) of a SharePoint 2007 site you would be responsible for:
What migration options are available to me?The SPS migration team offers two migration options:
How do I know if my site is custom or complex?If your site leverages any of the following, it can be considered custom/complex:
What can I expect after the migration process is complete?
Following most migrations, some pages and navigation may need to be fixed; if you go live with broken custom forms, workflows or other processes those objects may remain broken until they can be redeveloped with the assistance of the SPS support team. This process must be managed post migration and may take several weeks.
Who do I contact if I have questions or need help during the migration process?
Please contact SharePoint Support at: sps@miami.
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