SharePoint 2019: Migrate from Classic to Modern Intranets
SharePoint 2019 is a crossover release of the on-premises version of SharePoint. SharePoint 2019 supports both the traditional classic SharePoint user experience as well as much of the modern experience whose code base is drawn from SharePoint Online. Besides being easy to use and offering additional capabilities, modern features in SharePoint are responsive, so they automatically scale with full fidelity to screens ranging from smartphones to desktop monitors. SharePoint 2019's support for both classic and modern experiences allows organizations to modernize their SharePoint environment at their own pace.
Progent has delivered advanced consulting expertise for Microsoft SharePoint for two decades and has worked with every release since SharePoint 2001. Progent's Microsoft-certified SharePoint experts offer cost-effective remote and onsite consulting for every aspect of your SharePoint ecosystem including system design, deployment, integration, development, management, tuning, troubleshooting and training services. Progent can help you plan and execute an efficient migration from an older version of SharePoint to SharePoint 2019 on premises, SharePoint Online, or a hybrid environment that combines local and cloud-based resources into a seamless information management solution. Progent's consultants are available for services ranging from as-needed guidance and debugging to comprehensive project management.
Progent can help you configure SharePoint 2019 server farms, intranets, extranets, sites, portals, blogs, wikis, data warehouses, BI and analytics, federated search, and workflows. Progent can help you integrate SharePoint 2019 with Windows Server, SQL Server, Exchange, Power BI, and the Office family of applications like Outlook, Excel, Project, Skype for Business, and Microsoft Teams.
Classic vs. Modern Features in SharePoint 2019
SharePoint 2019 incorporates much of the modern experience of SharePoint Online, providing a transitional platform between the classic experience of SharePoint 2016 and the new SharePoint experience. Many classic features and their and modern equivalents in SharePoint 2019 share some but not all functionality, and some traditional features, like WiKi and web part site pages, have no modern equivalent. Conversely, some modern features with cloud dependencies, like Microsoft Graph, have no classic version. SharePoint 2019 includes a library of modern web parts, but you cannot use classic web parts on modern pages or modern web parts on classic pages. Also, not all SharePoint Online modern web parts are available on SharePoint 2019.
Converting from a classic to a modern style SharePoint page usually requires code devlopment and is well beyond the scope of a typical end user. Progent's SharePoint developers can help you plan and create modern pages based on your classic models when the time is right for your business to convert.
SharePoint Server 2019 Editions and Deployment Options
SharePoint Server 2019 is an on-premises (on-prem) version of SharePoint offered through a perpetual licensing model in an Enterprise and a Standard edition. SharePoint Online is a more frequently updated, cloud-hosted version of SharePoint available on a subscription basis. Microsoft no longer offers the free Foundation edition of SharePoint.
The Enterprise edition of SharePoint Server 2019 offers unlimited virtualization and enhanced search features. The Standard edition is designed for smaller organizations or departments who need an on-prem information management platform that requires minimal network resources.
There are three basic deployment models for SharePoint 2019:
Hybrid deployments of applications that deal with sensitive corporate information are often implemented because industry or government regulations prohibit certain types of data to be stored off premises. In this case, a hybrid environment allows businesses to economize by using some cloud resources while still keeping sensitive information on an in-house network. In the case of SharePoint, which has significant differences between the on-prem and online versions, an added advantage of a hybrid deployment is that it allows you to move to a modern experience gradually. In fact, implementing a transitional hybrid environment for SharePoint 2019 can be the only practical way to migrate from a legacy SharePoint deployment to a modern one.
Progent can help you determine which deployment model makes sense for your organization and can help you transition from one architecture to another.
New and Enhanced Features of SharePoint Server 2019
SharePoint 2019 incorporates a great deal of technology initially built for and tested in SharePoint Online. This impacts both the functionality and the user interface (UI) of SharePoint 2019, which is now more aligned with the familiar Microsoft 365 experience. In addition to introducing a modern experience for users, enhancements to SharePoint Server 2019 impact collaboration, scale, performance, security, infrastructure, and integration with cloud applications and services.
Progent's team of SharePoint integration and development experts can help you to evaluate the potential benefits of these new features for your business and assist you to design and implement a migration plan based on best practices to upgrade your legacy SharePoint environment to SharePoint Server 2019.
New or improved features in SharePoint Server 2019 include:
Progent's certified Windows Server consultants, SQL Server 2019 integration consultants and SQL Server 2017 experts can help you update your host server environment and bring your SQL Server databases to 2016 schema level. Progent can also help you plan your modern SharePoint environment, design and carry out a phased migration plan, deliver software development expertise, and provide one-on-one and group training.
How Progent Can Help You with SharePoint Server 2019
For 20 years, Progent has helped businesses of all sizes to plan, configure, manage, and debug intranet solutions based on SharePoint. As organizations have adopted cloud-centric and hybrid cloud network architectures, and as mobile devices have become the dominant endpoints, the technical challenges of implementing, administering, and securing SharePoint deployments have become imposing. Progent's team of Microsoft-certified experts has the knowledge to help customers with any aspect of their SharePoint ecosystem. Progent can help you maintain and tune a legacy SharePoint environment or migrate smoothly to a current release of SharePoint. Progent offers remote and onsite consulting and technical support, and stands out with the ability to provide clients with fast access to a top tier expert. Progent offers on-demand support to help you through occasional technical roadblocks or end-to-end project management services to make sure your SharePoint 2019 initiative is completed on time and on budget.
Progent's data protection experts and disaster recovery planning consultants can show you how to implement and verify backup/recovery processes that maximize availability and reduce the risk of data loss. Progent's security and compliance experts can help you enforce security policies that adhere to industry best practices and that cover on-prem resources, mobile devices, and cloud data. Progent's business intelligence consultants can help you integrate Microsoft's BI stack and visualization tools with SharePoint Server 2019 to create a modern, collaborative business analytics environment.
Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE infrastructure consultants can help you design, configure and manage a secure and efficient network architecture that delivers reliable access to IT resources located on prem and in the cloud. Progent can help you set up VPN access to SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365 and can help you configure and tune Cisco appliances including switches, routers, firewalls, VoIP systems, Wi-Fi access points, wireless controllers, and other components of a modern network infrastructure.
Save Time and Money with Progent's Online Consulting Services for SharePoint 2019
For two decades, Progent's IT experts have provided online consulting, development, and troubleshooting services to businesses of all sizes throughout the U.S. (Refer to Progent's customer testimonials). Progent also offers onsite support in metropolitan areas throughout the United States and in Canada.
Contact Progent for Help with SharePoint 2019
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