BitTitan, the developer of MigrationWiz, announced the introduction of new capabilities to its popular cloud office migration solution to support the migration of the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform.
According to growth figures from Microsoft, more than 500,000 organizations have adopted Teams, including 91 per cent of Fortune 100 companies, with that number expected to climb as more end users move to Microsoft Office 365.
While MigrationWiz has been the preferred tool for IT professionals to migrate users and data to or between instances of Office 365, the addition of Teams migration capabilities enables these professionals to support this growing workload demand and deliver an end-to-end Office 365 migration experience.
With the introduction of these new capabilities, IT professionals using MigrationWiz can now migrate a Teams instance and the individual components including Teams, Channels, Conversations, Permissions and Files within that instance. In addition, IT professionals can conduct a pre-migration Teams assessment for this scenario in MigrationWiz to analyze the number of Teams, amount of data and number of users needing to be migrated.
The assessment will help gauge aspects of a Teams migration project, including timelines and number of licenses required, to better estimate overall project costs.
“Microsoft Teams is emerging as a key application in Microsoft Office 365 and we're seeing demand from our customers to support this new workload between Office 365 tenants,” said BitTitan VP Mark Kirstein.
“Prior to today, there wasn't a clear path to migrate Teams. By introducing these new capabilities to MigrationWiz, IT professionals can deliver a fast, easy and secure migration experience and enable their end users to take advantage of the collaboration features present in Teams.
“With the continued proliferation and explosive adoption of Microsoft Teams, customers are expecting to be able to migrate their Teams content in a similar fashion to other Office 365 services. As an early adopter of BitTitan products to provide leading-edge solutions to our customers, we were eager to leverage MigrationWiz for Teams projects and incorporated them into our existing tenant to tenant migration toolkit,” said New Signature lead Jim Banach.
“This enables us to address the entire scope of this particular migration scenario and ensures our customers have a much more comprehensive transition to their new tenant.
To support these projects, BitTitan is introducing a new Collaboration License. This license will allow the lift-and-shift migration of a Teams instance from one Office 365 tenant to another. The Collaboration License will be priced at $15 per user with a data allowance of 10 gigabytes per license. Licenses may be purchased directly from BitTitan or through a distribution partner.
As with all other workloads, Teams migrations can be configured, launched and managed from the same unified interface in MigrationWiz by selecting “Create a Collaboration Project.