Little Gotchas – 02
Continuing our series of posts about SharePoint migration – today’s lesson: expect reorganisation.
Best practices for naming Site Collections on-premise, is to use Host Named Site Collections. For instance, hr.mycompanyname.com, sales.mycompanyname.com, finance.mycompanyname.com.
SharePoint Online supports neither custom Managed Paths nor Host Named Site Collections.
All Site Collections in SharePoint Online have to be created at one of three locations: at the root, under /sites, or under /teams.
Take the migration as an opportunity to change and adapt your information architecture to make the best use of what SharePoint Online and Office 365 can offer.
While you’re at it consider breaking up your sub-site structure, and migrating them into Modern Team Site Collections in anticipation of the forthcoming Hub Site in SharePoint Online.