Migrate Egnyte to Microsoft 365 for Microsoft 365 Consolidation

Since Egnyte is a single/individual drive, the path to migrate it to OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and other apps for consolidating into Microsoft 365 isn’t, in many cases, straightforward. This essentially means that enterprises, SMBs, and MSPs must tailor and fine tune their approach to migrating Egnyte and other apps used in tandem. This way, it becomes possible to ensure a close-to-accurate replication of the workflows and collaboration structure that have developed over the years in Egnyte and its integrated apps.

We recommend leveraging some of the insights we have shared below to plan for a complete consolidation into the Microsoft 365 cloud suite when moving away from Egnyte.

Plan the SOW to Migrate Egnyte and Other Apps Used in Tandem

When planning to consolidate into Microsoft 365, the chances are high that your organization is up for moving away not just from the main drive that Egnyte is, but also from the other apps integrated into the Egnyte environment. For example, if your teams are using Slack integration in Egnyte, your organization may plan to move away from the chat app to consolidate communication into Microsoft Teams.

Slack App and Integration

In such cases, the overall roadmap to move away from Egnyte and its integrated apps can become complex and challenging to make sense of. One of the best ways to streamline this process is to separately plan the scope of work (SOW) for each platform (apart from the Egnyte storage) that your organization plans to migrate.

Approach the Migration of Each Drive and App as Separate Entities

The need to migrate users and their data from Egnyte and the apps integrated in it can create clutter in the project roadmap which, in turn, can remove visibility and raise the risk of loopholes that can later become roadblocks. The key is to treat the migration of each app as an individual entity as opposed to taking a one-size-fits-all approach to the entire migration project.

Take a tailored approach to individually assess, plan, execute, and validate the migration of these storage drives and apps:

  1. Egnyte storage drive
  2. Chat app(s) integrated in Egnyte
  3. Email platform(s) integrated in Egnyte
  4. Whiteboard app(s) integrated in Egnyte

Ensure Proper Conversions of the Files Created in Egnyte Drive

Conversion of files may seem trivial, but it can have a significant ripple effect when moving away from Egnyte and its integrated apps and fully consolidating into the Microsoft 365 cloud suite. Make sure that the migration tool your organization plans to use can convert the files (especially Google files) created in Egnyte into the formats that OneDrive and SharePoint Online supports.

Our content migration tool, X-Change, automatically converts Google files (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) into .DOCX, .PPTX, and .XLSX formats respectively when migrating them to OneDrive and SharePoint Online. You can learn more about the conversion process here.

Files Created in Egnyte Drive

Create Mappings to Relevant Sites in SharePoint Online

As compared to migrating to OneDrive from Egnyte, migrating to SharePoint Online requires a more structured approach to transfer the data to relevant Sites. For this, create custom CSV mappings that allow your organization to map strategic user accounts and their shared content to specific Sites in SharePoint Online.

With our Egnyte to Microsoft 365 migration solutions, you get complete support for planning the user and content mapping in ways that help your organization consolidate cloud operations into Microsoft 365. Get more insights into planning your organization’s migration directly from our migration team. You can schedule a free and no-obligation demo with us.

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