What’s the right pre-migration tool for your project?


SMAT vs. PowerShell vs. Third-party tools - what’s the difference? 

A while back, Microsoft released the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool (SMAT) to help organizations with their premigration analysis. Still, a lot of consultants write their own PowerShell to analyze farms and to get the insights needed to plan a migration project. On top of that there are a variety of third-party tools available that aim to assist organizations planning a migration.  

So, how do these pre-migration solutions compare – what are the Pros and Cons you need to consider picking the right solution? Join an expert in the field, Microsoft MVP Samuel Zürcher, and let him share his comparison of different migration assessment tools to make your decision a little easier. 

In this webinar you will learn: 

  • When it makes sense to use a tool for your migration planning 

  • The pros and cons of SMAT, PowerShell and third-party tools  

  • How you can decide which tool matches your migration project 


Björn Erkens

Björn is the Head of Business Development at Rencore. In his role Björn is responsible for doing research on future trends and challenges that organizations have with regards to SharePoint and O365. He works with enterprise organizations and helps them to improve their governance, migration and code posture. His passion is to bring people together to facilitate learning.

Samuel Zuercher

Samuel works as a Senior Consultant at Experts Inside, Switzerland. He is highly skilled in SharePoint with an Experience of over 10 years, knows the heart of Office 365 including Topics like Azure AD and ADFS. In addition he is a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2009. He speaks about SharePoint IT-Pro topics in a variety of Events all over the world. Since 2011 he is a member of the world wide MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) family with direct contacts to the product team in Redmond.