If you are exploring secure and high-performance solutions for your company’s upcoming Slack to Teams migration, you are in the right place. Use this guide to learn about the challenges, trends, use cases, and solutions (including ours), and streamline the planning process.   

1. Introduction

Migrating Slack to Microsoft Teams requires a strategic approach, considering that you need to move all the core aspects of Slack messaging, including Channels, groups, group and direct messages, message metadata, and more.

It all starts with getting the planning part right. Based on your company’s migration use case, your team can roughly plan the Slack parts to migrate, be it Workspaces, Channels and groups, or messages. It becomes easier to refine this plan once you partner with a migration solution provider, like us, that has a track record of performing secure, comprehensive, and accurate Slack to Teams migrations.

Our Slack to Teams migration tool helps streamline the entire chat migration process, getting rid of rudimentary methods and ultimately saving time and money. With our tool, you can effortlessly migrate Slack channels, Workspaces, users, direct messages (DMs), group messages, pinned messages, emojis, replies, @mentions, threads, attachments, and timestamps.

3. Slack Vs Microsoft Teams

Both Slack and Microsoft Teams are beneficial for day-to-day business collaborations. Whether it is conferencing, workflows, shortcuts, or integrations, both chat platforms are on a league of their own. The preference for one platform out of both depends on business needs.

From the patterns we have been able to draw, businesses that choose us as their Slack to Teams migration partner move to Teams to consolidate their cloud-based services/platforms into Microsoft 365’s complete suite.

4. Major Migration Challenges

It’s no easy task to migrate from Slack to Microsoft Teams for your business. The challenges include:

  • If your Slack data is too large to import into Microsoft Teams, the chances of reaching API rate limits and/or losing the data are greater.
  • Microsoft Teams doesn’t support importing direct messages.
  • A manual approach does not work for transferring public and private channels, along with users, files, group messages, pinned messages, emojis, replies, @mentions, threads, attachments, timestamps, etc.

So, to migrate Slack to Teams completely, flawlessly, and securely, your team must leverage a secure and proven migration service.  Our Slack to Teams migration tool transfers all the existing data on your Slack workspace to Teams securely and swiftly, helping you overcome all Slack to Teams migration challenges

5. CloudFuze’s Slack to Teams Migration Tool

As a one-stop migration solutions provider, we enable large enterprises, SMBs, and MSPs to migrate their Slack environment to Teams effortlessly with unmatched security and performance. Our solution is one of the very few Microsoft Teams migration tools available in the market with advanced enterprise-grade functionalities out of the box designed to help companies migrate from Slack to Microsoft Teams and leave nothing behind.

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6. Our Platform Features

At CloudFuze, we help companies making the transition from Slack to Teams migrate Slack channels while ensuring accurate conversion to relevant Teams. Our platform can migrate both public and private Slack channels to Microsoft Teams. Besides, the tool can also migrate groups. Groups and group messages will be migrated to the chat section of Microsoft Teams. One-to-one messages between users will also be migrated.

One to one messages

Our tool also supports timestamp migration for public and private channel history. It streamlines migrations of users, direct messages, group messages, pinned messages, emojis, replies, @mentions, threads, attachments, and timestamps. Users in Slack are mapped to relevant user accounts in Microsoft Teams and their direct messages and files are migrated.

  • One-time and delta migration
  • Public channels migration
  • Private channels migration
  • Admin groups migration
  • Admin one-to-one chats migration
  • User groups migration
  • User one-to-one chats migration

Platform Features:

  • RESTful API platform
  • Cloud-native architecture
  • OOAuth 2.0-based Slack/Microsoft 365 accounts authentication
  • US-based SOC 1 and SOC 2 certified data centers
  • SaaS servers (ideal for small migrations), dedicated instances (for large migrations), and deployable in a customer’s cloud or data center (ideal for large enterprises, universities, and government agencies)

7. Slack to Teams Migration Case Studies

As a Microsoft Migration Partner, we at CloudFuze have helped many companies migrate from Slack to Microsoft Teams with our solutions tailored to their use cases. Here’s one such example:

Case Study highlights: Stryker, a leading medical technology company, had acquired a company and wanted to selectively move their Slack users to Teams. With our solutions, they were able to sort through a vast pool of users, strategically select and map them, and migrate them over to the existing Teams environment. Explore the Stryker case study to dive deep into more details.

You can also check out our case study in the news that highlights our credibility as a Microsoft Gold Partner in enabling seamless migrations to Teams from Slack.

Our dedicated experts can help your team carry out a strategic Slack to Teams migration project without disrupting your business operations. For more details on how to migrate your business data from Slack to Teams or to start the migration, contact our migration experts.

8. Security

CloudFuze’s Slack to Teams Migration platform is highly secure and trusted by some of the biggest enterprises in the world and government agencies in the United States. Our tool migrates all Slack features, such as Workspaces, channels, users, direct messages, etc., via API calls. Your company’s Slack data remains secure during the transit through our RSA-2048 encryption. Read more about CloudFuze security.

9. Benefits for Companies and IT Admins

The following are the benefits companies and IT admins can have when choosing us, CloudFuze, as the migration partner.

  • Migrate almost everything in your company’s Slack account to Microsoft Teams.
  • Accelerate Microsoft Teams adaption
  • Save costs that otherwise would be spent on a Slack subscription
  • Save your and your IT team’s time and allow them to focus on priorities, not migration
  • End-to-end data security and protection

10. CloudFuze vs. Competitor Migration Tools

When it comes to Slack to Teams migration, CloudFuze excels in comparison to its competitors, offering a comprehensive range of features. Here is a detailed comparison of our tool’s migration features with other migration solutions.

Features CloudFuze Competitors
Direct Messages (DM) Migration Yes Yes
User Migration Yes yes
Emojis Migration Yes Yes
Files Migration Yes No
Attachments Migration Yes No
Pinned Messages Migration Yes No
Migrate Admins as owners Yes Yes
Migrate Members as Members Yes Yes
Migration of users in private channels Yes No
Preserving the original timestamps of files from Slack to MS Teams post-migration Yes No
Preserving timestamps for channel conversations Yes No
Pinned messages migration in DMs conversations Yes No
Code Block migration (Migrated in the form of normal text messages) Yes No
Text Formats migration (Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, numbered list, bullet list) Yes No
Pre-scan analysis Yes No

11. How the Data is Migrated

When it comes to Slack to Teams migration, CloudFuze excels in comparison to its competitors, offering a comprehensive range of features. Here is a detailed comparison of our tool’s migration features with other migration solutions.

Slack Microsoft Teams
Public Channels Teams
Private Channels Teams
Direct Messages One-on-One Chats
Group Direct Messages Group Chats

12. How to Migrate from Slack to Microsoft Teams

These steps show how IT teams can use CloudFuze to migrate Slack to Teams along with channels, direct messages, users, files, and other features. The following are the prerequisites for the migration.

  • Slack admin login credentials
  • Microsoft 365 (Office 365) admin login credentials
  • A CloudFuze account

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our migration team for a quote or to request a trial.

1. Log in to CloudFuze

Go to webapp.cloudfuze.com and create a CloudFuze account. We offer a limited 30-day trial account for users who want to test the service. IT administrators can reach out to our migration team for a live demo or quote. Create a CloudFuze Account

2. Add Your Slack Account to CloudFuze

Locate the Slack cloud in the business clouds list and click on it. A popup will appear where you need to enter Slack account details. Add Your Slack Account to CloudFuze

3. Enter Slack Login Credentials

Enter your company’s Slack login details and click on the Sign-in button. Enter Slack credentials

4. Provide Access to CloudFuze

Click on the Allow button to provide access to CloudFuze. Provide Slack access to CloudFuze

5. Add Microsoft Teams to CloudFuze

Click on the Microsoft Teams cloud that you can see in the business clouds list.Add microsoft team to CloudFuze

6. Authorize Microsoft Teams

Click on the Accept button to complete the authorization process. Authorize Teams for CloudFuze

7. Verify Whether Slacks and Teams Are Added

Click on the Clouds tab and go to the Manage Clouds tab. If successfully added, both Microsoft Teams and Slack accounts will be displayed there. Slack to Teams Clouds added Under Manage clouds

8. Click on the Slack Migration Tab

Click on the Slack migration tab in the navigational menu on the left and click on it. Click on Slack Teams Migration

9. Select the Source and Destination Clouds

Since it is a Slack to Microsoft Teams migration, we need to select Slack as the source and Microsoft Teams as the target/destination cloud. Ensure to get the sequence right. The wrong choice will end up migrating Team’s content (if any) to Slack. Click Slack as source and Teams as Destination

10. Select the Users to Migrate

Our Slack to Microsoft Teams migration solution maps users automatically based on their email aliases. IT admins can still migrate users’ chats, channels, and workspaces to Teams irrespective of the auto-map list. Select Users from slack to teams

11. Select Workspaces

CloudFuze pulls and displays the list of all workspaces in your Slack account. Click on the Channels tab next to Users to view all of them. Check the Private Workspaces. Now, click on the Private option to view all the Private workspaces in your Slack account. Select Channels under Maps and Mirgation

12. Slack to Microsoft Teams Migration Is in Process

Go to Reports and check for the status of the migration. During the chat migration process, the status will be displayed as In Progress. Slack to Teams In Progress

13. Migration Has Been Completed Successfully

Once the migration is completed, the status will be changed to Processed from In Progress. Slack to teams Processed

14. Select Direct Messages

Our tool maps users automatically and migrates Slack direct messages to Teams with all the features.  Click Direct Messages for Slack to Teams

15. Messages Are Being Migrated

By clicking on the Next button, direct messages will migrate from Slack to Teams. Slack to Teams In Progress

16. All the Direct Messages Have Been Migrated

When all the DMs are migrated, CloudFuze displays the status as Processed. Users can log into their Microsoft Teams accounts to validate whether all messages are properly migrated.
Slack to Teams Processed

13. Slack to Teams Migration FAQs

1. How Much Does It Cost to Migrate from Slack to Teams?

The pricing to migrate Slack to Teams depends on several factors including the number of users in the Slack account, size of files to be migrated, custom features, etc.

2. What is the speed of migration?

The speed to migrate Slack to Teams depends on the number of users, the size of the data, and the number of messages that need to be migrated. The migration takes a few hours to a few days depending upon the users.

3. Does CloudFuze migrate direct messages?

Yes, CloudFuze can migrate Slack direct messages to Teams. It’s one feature that separates CloudFuze from other providers on the market.

4. Does CloudFuze migrate timestamps?

Yes, CloudFuze migrates timestamps of public/private channels and direct messages between users. Timestamps for groups can also be migrated.

5. Does CloudFuze migrate Slack files?

CloudFuze transfers all Slack files to Microsoft Teams when switching from Slack to Teams. The files from Slack will be migrated over to SharePoint. Remember, all Microsoft Teams files are stored in SharePoint.

6. How secure is it to migrate from Slack to Teams using CloudFuze? CloudFuze is highly secure and has been trusted by many of the biggest companies across the globe to migrate Slack to Teams. Read more about CloudFuze security. CloudFuze security.
7. What Slack features does CloudFuze migrate?

CloudFuze migrates all the Slack features including users, Slack channels (public and private), files, direct messages, group messages, text messages, pinned messages, emojis, replies, @mentions, threads, attachments, and timestamps.

8. How to Check the number of users in a Slack account?

Log in to your Slack account. Please keep in mind that you must log in as admin to retrieve the user’s info. Go to Settings & Administration and click on the Workspace Settings option. From the Administration menu, click on the Manage Members tab. All the user’s information will be displayed there.

9. How to check file data metrics in a Slack account?

Slack primarily shows the data of the number of messages sent and the number of files. It doesn’t show the data size in GBs or TBs. To check the metrics, click on the Tools option from the main menu and click on Analytics.

Click on the Messages Sent or Files Uploaded tabs two check concerned analytics.

10. How to contact CloudFuze?

You can chat with our migration team by clicking on the chat button on the bottom right corner of this page. Alternatively, you can submit your query, and our team of experts will contact you.

11. Can you migrate data from Slack to Teams?

Yes, CloudFuze can migrate data from Slack to Teams. In addition to migrating Slack channels and direct messages, our tool can also transfer files from Slack to Microsoft Teams.

12. How to migrate direct messages from Slack to Teams?

Currently, there is no manual option or free Slack to Teams migration tool that can migrate direct messages from Slack to Teams. CloudFuze is the only complete solution in the world that can migrate a lot of Slack features to Microsoft Teams.

13. How secure is CloudFuze’s Slack to Teams migration platform?

CloudFuze is highly secure. The platform has been used by some of the world’s biggest enterprises and government agencies. Find out more about CloudFuze security.

14. What level of support does CloudFuze provide?

Each business migration at CloudFuze gets a dedicated migration team with a migration manager. CloudFuze is highly known in the industry for its managed migrations.

15. What are the prerequisites for Slack to Teams migration?

In order to migrate from Slack to Teams, you must be Slack admin or have Slack admin login credentials. You must also have admin access to the Microsoft 365 account.

Feel free to contact us for switching from Slack to Teams

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