Plan Transition from Slack to Teams

Many organizations are looking to switch to Microsoft Teams from Slack. They are willing to Migrate Slack contents and Structure to Microsoft Teams as Teams rapidly becoming the collaboration platform of choice among enterprises. 

Transition from Slack to Teams 2023

Plan Transition from Slack to Teams

Many organizations are looking to Switch to Microsoft Teams from Slack, MS Teams being the Collaboration Platform of Choice among enterprises. Here’s how you should plan the transition

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Transition from Slack to Teams 2023

Plan Transition from Slack to Teams

Many organizations are looking to Switch to Microsoft Teams from Slack, MS Teams being the Collaboration Platform of Choice among enterprises. Here’s how you should plan the transition

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What to Considerations Before You Plan to Migrate Data from Slack to Teams?

Before actual migrations, we need to consider mappings of users, channels, and memberships as source and destination platform structure is different.  

Also, we need to plan our migration – Either it is a lift and shift approach, or if any restructurings are required to enhance usability at teams. 

For example, if HR team has many individual channels in slack like Recruitment Coordination, Talent Acquisition, HR Operations etc. Either we can migrate them as separate teams to the destination or they can be grouped by department/functionality and migrated under one team named ‘HR’ and we can then migrate those channels as Teams channels inside the HR team.  

Mapping Plans:

While migrating from Slack to Teams, proper migration planning and mappings ensure success of the migration and less confusion to users on the newer platform. 
Slack permissions, Users, channels need to be mapped to equivalent structure at teams.  

Permissions mapping:

Permissions for users like workspace owner and workspace admin can be mapped to the Teams administrator role at the destination. 
Owners of the channel can be mapped to Teams/private channel owners at the destination. 
Members in Slack can be mapped as members in Teams/private channels. 

Channel mapping:

Depending on user preference and needs, Slack channels can be either migrated as separate Teams or can be migrated as channels into existing teams. 

Before channels migration we can plan restructures by logically grouping relevant channels based on either domain, department, service, team, project, or functionality and can create this group as a Team and its relevant Slack channels as channels inside this Team. This process enables us to maintain permissions at Teams-level where all channels by default will inherit these permissions/memberships. You can also create private channels inside this Team to limit access to further subgroups of users. 

For private Slack channels, you can migrate them as private Teams or as private channels into existing Teams based on functionality. This way, we can preserve owner and membership access. The recommendation would be to migrate private Slack channels as private Teams to manage security better if no restructuring is performed based on grouping.  

Saketa Migrator has this feature of migrating Slack channels either as a separate team or as channel into existing team as shown below

Migrate Channel as Team:

plan how your workspace or channels should migrate to destination teams

Migrate Slack Channel as Teams Channel into existing Team using Migrate Slack content module:

Migrate slack Channel as team’s channel

User mapping:

Slack users may or may not be available in the destination environment. We need to find users who are not available at the destination or are available with different user properties like name or email.

Based on the above inventory, we can plan user mappings.

In Saketa Migrator we automatically map users who are available in the destination comparing source and destination users’ properties. If users are not available at their destination, we have custom mapping functionality to manually map Source User with the desired Destination User.  

We also have Unresolved Users (no longer available users) functionality to map all unresolved users to a service account at the destination to avoid failures during content migration. 

Direct messages migration:

Not just the channels from Slack to Teams, but users expect to migrate Direct and group chats to Teams from Slack. 

The Saketa migrator tool supports the migration of direct and group chats between users.  

Saketa migrator also has useful features like renaming the group chats, migrating user chats as group chats, etc. 

As discussed above, we will automatically map users who are available at the destination environment and for users who are not available, we can manually map them as shown in the below screenshot and can perform one-one and group chat migration between users.  

Even if a few users are not available/not mapped, group chats can be migrated if at least two users from the group chats are found at the destination.  

User and Group Mappings to handle unresolved users

Saketa Slack to Teams migration has multiple other advanced features that can make your transition from Slack to Teams as smooth as possible.  

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