5 Challenges Companies Face While Migrating from Slack to
If your company is planning to migrate from Slack to Microsoft Teams, you are
not alone. Many companies who migrated to Microsoft 365 from other cloud
platforms no longer want to use Slack. The reasons are obvious. Microsoft
Teams comes as a part of the Microsoft 365 subscription, unlike Slack. In
addition to costs, unified storage and data security are a couple of other
reasons why Teams is preferred over Slack.
We listed down five major challenges IT admins need to face while migrating
from Slack to Microsoft Teams.
1. Migrating Apps and Integrations
There are three major things you need to consider while migrating from Slack
2. Direct messages
3. Apps and integrations
Migrating Slack channels to Teams is not difficult and doesn’t cost any money.
Microsoft has a complete guide on how to migrate Slack channels to Microsoft
Migrating apps and integrations can be challenging. There are only two ways
you can do this. One is finding a relevant app in the Microsoft Teams
marketplace. If the app isn’t available, your company must build it from
2. End-User Training
Slack is known for being simple yet efficient. Using it will not be difficult.
Millions of users from around the world love Slack and enjoy using it.
If your company used Slack for a few years, the chances are high that your
employees may be reluctant to jump on another collaboration platform.
Microsoft Teams is feature-rich and complex at the same time. It needs some
decent end-user plan to make your employees use Microsoft Teams to its
3. You Need a Tool to Migrate Direct Messages
As said earlier, Slack Channels can be migrated to Microsoft Teams easily via
Microsoft APIs. The problem is with direct messages. Your company has to rely
on a third-party Slack to Teams migration tool like CloudFuze to migrate direct
messages (DMs between employees/users) securely.