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 Erkens was a Product Owner Governance at Rencore. In his role, he was responsible for researching trends and challenges that organizations are facing with regard to Microsoft 365 Cloud Governance. Björn was part of the Rencore product team and ensured that what he learned was incorporated into Rencore products.

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.