Consolidating enterprise-wide assets into a Microsoft SharePoint repository drives efficiency and accelerates collaboration. Transferring mission-critical content from legacy repositories, however, can prove daunting. When developing a migration strategy, questions arise about how to maintain business continuity throughout the process, how to streamline the organization of assets in the new platform, and how to provide a reliable transition experience for knowledge workers.
Just as important as the data itself, is the metadata – information such as authored by, creation date, securities, and version history. (i.e. “the data about the data”). A comprehensive Microsoft SharePoint migration strategy preserves all of this critical information throughout the migration process. This ensures that data confidentiality is not put at risk, and end-user collaboration is not compromised.
Metadata describes other data. It provides information about a certain item's content. For example, an image may include metadata that describes how large the picture is, the colour depth, the image resolution, when the image was created, and other data. A text document's metadata may contain information about how long the document is, who the author is, when the document was written, and a short summary of the document.