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Migration Template

Posted by Paul on March 11, 2014

In the world of SharePoint, occasionally we need to work with other worlds too.

For example: Migration is such an area of work.


What is Migration?

Migration is the process of moving from one computing system to another.

For example Migration can be:

1. SharePoint older-version to SharePoint newer-version

2. Another CMS to SharePoint

3. SharePoint to Another CMS

4. SharePoint On Premise to SharePoint Online

What will be the Migration Steps?

Migration requires the following aspects:

1. Analyzing existing environment

2. Capturing migration elements

3. Creating a migration plan

4. Creating a target staging environment

5. Performing migration against staging environment

6. Analyze the readings

7. Optimize strategies

8. Declare migration dates to stake holders

9. Take production to offline

10. Perform final migration

11. Validate migration

12. Take production to online


Migration Template

Following are the screen shots of a Migration Template to capture information about source system. You are free to download it.


Screen shots from the template.





Please note that in a typical scenario, automated/manual migration happen from source to staging & then automated migration to production.

A good automation tool I can recommend is Sharegate. Spending for automation tool is worth if the no-tool cost is higher than tool-cost.



In this article we have explored migration overview and a shareable template.


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SharePoint Client Browser for SharePoint 2010 and 2013

Posted by Paul on February 13, 2014

In this article I would like to introduce you to another great tool for Exploring SharePoint 2010/2013 information:

SharePoint Client Browser

Following is the Screen Shot of the Application:



You can download the application from


Download > Extract > Run


Why this is Advantageous?

This is advantageous over existing Explorer Applications, as it is supporting Client Side Object Model (CSOM).  This enables us to use it from remote machines to generate information.

Please note that the Server Object Model applications like Squadron requires to be executed from Farm Server.

CSOM > Remote Execution > Enables > SharePoint Online

We can use the above application to generate Farm Information of SharePoint Online too. (as it is supporting CSOM)

SharePoint Online

For connecting with SharePoint Online, we need to choose different authentication type on startup.


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