Tzunami Deployer: Migration from SharePoint 2003
Tzunami Deployer for Microsoft SharePoint® 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 is a stand-alone application enabling rapid content migration. Tzunami Deployer for Microsoft SharePoint 2003 is part of the Tzunami Deployer Family of Products, which has been developed specifically to respond to all SharePoint 2007 migration requirements.
Tzunami Deployer offers rapid migration into SharePoint 2007 structures. In today’s business arena, with multiple ECMs located in one organization, Tzunami Deployer minimizes the loss of information. It enables the IT manager to streamline the business-critical processes simply and efficiently. With effective use of accumulated knowledge, Tzunami Deployer saves time and increases the return on investment.
Tzunami Deployer provides an easy-to-use graphic user interface (GUI) that is both simple to learn as well as incredibly powerful. The user interface includes familiar Explorer-like views, drag-and-drop migrations, and wizards for complex processes.
Property and value mappings allow users to manage the migration of the metadata, while retaining vital enterprise information.
Using Tzunami Deployer for Microsoft SharePoint 2003, security settings can be managed, modified and migrated together with the content.
Documents and Items
Tzunami Deployer for Microsoft SharePoint 2003 handles all types of items, including the basic data items (contacts, tasks, etc.), documents (including their versions), folders, lists, and sites as well as site collections.
Metadata, security settings and versions are all read, handled and migrated by Tzunami Deployer for Microsoft SharePoint 2003.
Whether the requirements are to retain the current structure during the migration, or completely remodel, Tzunami Deployer for Microsoft SharePoint 2003 allows users to model, customize, design and redefine the structure of the migrated content.
Sites, lists and folders can all be relocated, restructured or even redefined as different structures. Sites can be migrated to different site collections, lists can be migrated as folders and vice versa, as well as a number of other combinations.
Tzunami Deployer for Microsoft SharePoint 2003 takes advantage of site templates (both global and template galleries) as well as list templates, in order to accommodate the look, feel and design of the new SharePoint system.
Meeting Workspace site templates are also migrated keeping eminent meeting information linked together such as documents, participants, meeting agendas and objectives including recurring events.
While migrating documents is a key task, migration of the metadata is usually a more complex issue. Tzunami Deployer for Microsoft SharePoint 2003 easily retains business-critical information, such as when and who created the documents as well as more complex properties such as Lookup. Additional metadata, both out-of-the-box as well as customized, can simply be migrated using the property and value mappings.
Security migration can be performed as part of the content migration, thus retaining users’ and groups’ permissions. Furthermore, security migration is possible for users from different domains, even between systems that are connected to different LDAP systems.
Tzunami Deployer for Microsoft SharePoint 2003 provides a warning system to the user to handle “weak” restrictions appropriately. These weak restrictions can usually be configured in SharePoint such as maximum-size file upload or blocked extensions. With stronger restrictions, such as invalid naming and names length, Tzunami Deployer for Microsoft SharePoint 2003 provides an automatic repair, which requires minimum user interaction.
Using a simple user interface, Tzunami Deployer for Microsfot SharePoint 2003 provides a rule engine, allowing users to control the behavior of the migration. With the ability to verify various conditions, and perform a multitude of actions, sets of rules are easily defined to control and automate the migration process.
Support for views
One of the key advantages in centralizing data in lists and libraries is the ability to control the way the data is being displayed. Tzunami Deployer for SharePoint 2003 keeps all SharePoint 2003 views, both default and custom ones and preserves the exact way that the data is being displayed to the users. Views can be created as new ones or can be replaced while performing the content migration, resulting in a perfectly identical view to the source SharePoint 2003.
Only Tool for Metadata Mapping
I used Tzunami Deployer on a migration project from 2003 to 2007 with a domain change. None of the other products I researched had the capability of changing the modified by and other list metadata from the username in the old domain to the username in the new domain. Check out my write up with screenshots at my blog (http://blogs.microlinkllc.com/tresing/archive/2008/10/02/sharepoint-2007-upgrade-with-a-domain-migration.aspx).