Five Tips to Set Your Slack to Teams Migration Up for Success

Are you thinking about migrating from Slack to Microsoft Teams? Businesses can go over budget, end up with cumbersome data migration processes, or find that the migration timelines are not as expected if you don’t have a solid data migration strategy.

There is no one-size-fits-all data migration strategy. Every business is unique, and each company has its requirements. As a result, taking the time to assess your data migration goals and needs is critical. Following the below 5 tips will help you achieve a smooth and risk-free Slack to Teams migration.

Slack to Teams Migration

1. Identify and Prioritize the Data to Be Migrated

The first step to be executed is to identify what data you want to move, i.e., workspaces, direct messages, private channels, public channels, archived channels, and what format it should be in post-migration.

Organizations are overwhelmed with information or data daily; however, some of that data might not be necessary. So, it is critical to figure out what information is essential and how to organize it.

Cleaning the unnecessary data will save time and money in the data migration process. As a result, your Slack to Teams migration process will go as smoothly as possible without any hurdles.

If you are also planning to migrate to Microsoft Teams, please refer to this Slack to Teams migration guide.

2. Unarchive the Archived Slack Channels

By archiving channels that are no longer in use, inactive and active channels can be properly categorized and viewed. But you would need the data stored in it for future references, or you may want to unarchive it in the future when the project is open again.

However, archived channels can’t migrate from Slack to Microsoft Teams. Because this will remove owners and members from archived channels, the tool won’t be able to read and transfer the data.

So, before you start your migration from Slack to Teams project, go through all the archived channels in the admin account and unarchive the ones you wish to move.

3. Disable Conditional Access in Teams

Conditional access allows administrators to limit which Office 365 apps users can access based on whether they meet the criteria. Conditional Access policies can be used by an organization to improve the environment’s security for guest user access.

When you attempt to migrate Direct Messages or private channels, which necessitates authentication from both Slack and Teams, enabling conditional access in Teams might restrict and doesn’t allow users to get authenticated. So, make sure the conditional access is disabled before migrating data from Slack to Teams.

4. Provision All Office 365 User Accounts

According to Microsoft’s terms, to migrate data from Slack to Teams, users must log in to their Office 365 accounts at least once. So, before you begin the migration, double-check that everyone on your team has a Microsoft account and has been provisioned.

CloudFuze migrates Slack direct messages; see how you can move direct messages from Slack to Teams without deleting them from Slack.

5. Evaluate and Identify the Right Migration Tool

One of the essential steps in cloud migration is finding the right tool that meets your migration requirements. Most third-party tools support Slack to Teams migration, whereas only one or two services support direct message migration. The third-party tool you use to migrate the data from Slack to Teams impacts the migration timelines. So, it’s crucial to choose a reliable and customizable tool.

You will also want to check if the data migration solution you chose can migrate conversations, emojis, timestamps, replies, files, @mentions, and videos of all Slack direct messages and channels.

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