How Team Migration works

This article explains what teams migration does and how it works.

Firstly, there is a discovery on the platform that discovers all the teams and groups.


Once the groups and teams are discovered, the Preprocessing task recreates all the Groups and Teams, creates the associated SharePoint sites and migrates the memberships (Owners and Members of the group).



Once done, the migration task will recreate the channels, migrate the files of the channels, the planners, the conversations and the associated mailbox.

Few tabs are migrated (planners and Wiki). Other ones are currently in the roadmap and this article will be regularily updated.


What is migrated

  • Microsoft Team (Office 365 Group)
  • Logo
  • Description
  • Owners
  • Members
  • O365 Group Emails
  • Teams Conversations (no message metadata such as user or data/time stamp)
  • Files
  • OneNotes
  • Channels
  • Tabs (Conversations, Files, Planner, OneNotes, Wiki)

What is not migrated

  • Team settings
  • Channel settings
  • Personal chat
  • Version history of files or items
  • Apps
  • Bots
  • Activity History
  • Contacts
  • Favourited Teams or channels
  • Call history
  • Team profile settings (notifications, theme, status)


Microsoft Planner

Each Team and Office 365 Group is created with a Microsoft Planner. Retrieving statistics for Planner usage is not possible.

What is migrated?

Cloudiway migration tool will migrate Planner content including:

  • Task Title
  • Buckets
  • Assignees
  • Progress
  • Start date and end date
  • Labels
  • Checklists
  • Description
  • Attachments (Links pointing to old SharePoint sites will not be translated)

What is not migrated?

  • Task ‘created by’ and ‘Date’ metadata (Microsoft Graph API limitation)
  • Task Comments (Microsoft Graph API limitation)
  • Conversations ‘Sent from’ and ‘Date’ metadata (Microsoft Graph API limitation)
  • Conversations attachments links (Pictures and files) are not migrated. The attached files will be migrated and will appear in the Files tab though.

This is what the conversations would look like:




This is what the Planner Tasks would look like:




Note that the title, labels, bucket, progress, start date, due date, description, checklist, attachments, assignees are all migrated. The Comments, Created By and Completed By are not completed.


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