Use Case: Promote or Demote SharePoint Sites during Migration
A common SharePoint scenario: As you are preparing to migrate your old SharePoint environments to SharePoint 2010, several Site Admins ask for help in reorganizing their site structure, using the migration as an opportunity to restructure and improve alignment of SharePoint with the growing needs of the business.
Migrations are often a great opportunity to restructure Sites and Site Collections. SharePoint can grow organically, and from time to time restructuring is needed to align changes in the business with how the environment is being used. Most SharePoint environments contain numerous abandoned sites and site collections -- because moving these sites was more difficult and time-consuming than simply recreating them in a new structure.
Many organizations chose to redefine site structure during migration, reducing the SharePoint site sprawl and helping teams to stay productive by simplifying restructuring. This can include promoting Sites to be Site Collections or demoting Site Collections to sites. Axceler’s Davinci Migrator provides options for promoting and demoting during migrations, achieved in an easy point and click fashion.
The below migration set shows a screenshot of site 1030 in a MOSS 2007 farm being promoted to a Site Collection in SharePoint 2010. Setting up this type of migration scenario can be done quickly and easily, allowing admins to quickly redesign their environments as part of their migration to 2010.
Davinci Migrator is the most comprehensive migration tool on the market, whether quickly migrating one or two sites to SharePoint 2010, or applying unique rules and filters to each individual site or site collection in a very granular fashion. Davinci is the only migration tool that provides full-fidelity migration of Nintex Workflows, as well as detailed query and pre-migration analysis capabilities to ensure the success of your migration.
To find out more about Davinci Migrator, you can download the datasheet here, or download a fully-functional trial version here.