SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and Front end JS geek. – Chicago IL
SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and Front end JS geek. – Chicago IL

Office 365 – Hybrid Team Site Redirect AAM

Migrating team sites to Office 365?  Worried about broken links?  Check this out.

Recently I found a helpful STSADM trick that provides HTTP redirection for hybrid SharePoint farms moving team sites into the Office 365 cloud.   As we migrate sites and remove from the source farm on-premise users will see 404 Page Not Found when open old URLs.

However, we can use STSADM to provide a “<RedirectUrl>” Alternate Access Mapping (AAM) property on the source SharePoint Web Application (http://portal/*) which redirects user traffic to a destination Office 365 Tenant (ex:  https://tenant.sharepoint.com/*)

If you are gradually moving team sites into the cloud with third party tools (ShareGate, Metalogix, DocAve, etc.) this trick is invaluable to preserve a smooth user experience where old links will seamlessly redirect to Office 365 team sites in the cloud.  Cheers! 

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