Little Gotchas – 01
This is the first in a series of posts about SharePoint migration, from SharePoint Server to SharePoint Online.
Today’s lesson: URLs will change.
Your on-premises domain name can’t be ported to SharePoint Online.
Every SharePoint Online tenancy is a subdomain of sharepoint.com.
If you had intranet.mycompanyname.com on-premise, the best you can expect online is mycompanyname.sharepoint.com.
Bear in mind that those names are given out, at the point of setting up a new tenancy, on a first-come-first-served basis.
Once created, you can’t change the name, so be careful!
Also, it’s possible that someone has got there before you.
You might be unlucky if there are many companies that use the same acronym as yours.