Key Metrics to Ensure that Your Move From Slack to Teams is Successful

After moving from Slack to Teams, validating whether the migration is successful and your business objectives were met is critical. The most typical reason for validating the migration is to ensure that all your migrated data is accessible in the destination cloud.

The below five key metrics help you verify that your migration from Slack to Teams went smoothly and ensure that users can continue working in the Teams environment without disruptions.

Validate the Direct Messages Migrated

After the Slack to Microsoft Teams migration has been completed, you should be able to find all the migrated direct messages, i.e., one-to-one and group chats, in the “Chat” section in Microsoft Teams. Validating the direct messages migrated can either be done through the report generated after migration or by comparing the Slack messages with Teams.

CloudFuze generates a detailed report with the total number of one-to-one and group chats migrated. Contact our experts to check what the migration report includes and how it helps to validate your business Slack to Teams direct messages migration.

Validate the Channels Migrated

Although both Slack and Teams contain channels, the organization of channels in Slack differs from that of Teams.

The public and private channels are organized in Slack, as shown in the image below.

Channels Migrated
In Microsoft Teams, channels are sections within a team. Multiple channels can be created in each team, including both public and private.

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Each Slack channel is migrated as a team in Microsoft Teams in general. But by using third-party tools like CloudFuze, you can rename a Slack channel and migrate the Slack channel as a team or as a sub-channel in the team.

So, once you migrate Slack channels to Teams, verify whether all the Slack channels are migrated to appropriate teams with all the users and conversations.

Validate the Features Migrated

Slack offers several features that help team members communicate more efficiently. Most of the commonly used Slack features include:

  • Messages
  • Emojis
  • @mentions
  • Attachments
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Replies
  • Timestamps
  • Files with permissions
  • Group messages
  • Threads
  • Attachments
  • Direct messages

Slack chats with all features must be available in Teams after migration, so users will see no difference in using the new Teams environment. Therefore, it is critical for businesses to verify and confirm that all their Slack user’s chat is migrated with all the features to Teams.

CloudFuze has helped many SMBs and enterprises successfully migrate Slack direct messages and channels (public and private) to Teams with all the above-mentioned features.

Run Delta Migration and Validate it

It doesn’t mean that the migration is successful if the data initiated for migration is transferred successfully. However, when the migration is in process, the users might still use the source cloud to communicate with others and share important information. Migrating all this new chat as well is important for businesses.

CloudFuze’s delta migration feature migrates the new changes (incremental changes) made in Slack direct messages and channels to Teams since one-time migration is initiated.

Once your delta migration is completed, verify whether all the new conversations of respective users are migrated to Teams successfully.

Deactivate the Source Environment

The major reason to migrate from Slack to Teams is to reduce costs. CloudFuze copies and transfers data from Slack to Teams, so your Slack chat remains intact after migration. So, ensure that you deactivate your Slack workspace once you confirm that the entire Slack data is migrated to Teams and that users are good to start working with the Teams environment.

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