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Social Migrator for SharePoint

Social platform migration made simple.

Social Migrator for SharePoint simplifies and automates a seamless migration of your social content from IBM Connections 3.x or 4.0 to Microsoft SharePoint. Easily discover and select only the content you want to migrate. With flexible options and high-fidelity results, you can preserve user profiles, content and communities while consolidating your social and document collaboration workflows on SharePoint.

  • Easy to install and use
  • Discover and select just the content you want to migrate
  • Accurately preserve profiles, content and communities
  • Flexible mapping and automation for fast results
  • Convert content securely with high fidelity results


  • Easy to use and plan—Easily discover what social data is available and select only the content you want to move to SharePoint. 
  • Preserve valuable social data—Simply migrate all types of content maintained by IBM Connections to SharePoint; rich text, attachments, document links and metadata are preserved with high fidelity.
  • Secure your content—Faithfully reproduce all user permissions, document permissions and metadata in your new SharePoint environment.
  • Maintain your social network—Quickly and accurately move each user’s personal profile, photos and friends to their new SharePoint profile with Social Migrator’s flexible mapping options.
  • Preserve communities—Seamlessly convert entire communities, including their structure, content and connections to SharePoint team sites.
  • Free discovery—Discover what social data lives in your Connections environment quickly with a free 30-day trial of Social Migrator for SharePoint.
  • Complete migration solutions—Use Social Migrator along with other solutions from Dell, including Notes Migrator for Exchange and Notes Migrator for SharePoint, to get your entire environment to Microsoft’s platforms faster and with ZeroIMPACT.

Sys Reqs

Supported platforms
  • IBM Connections 3.x, 4.0 and 4.5
  • SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, and Office 365

Hardware Requirements (minimum)
  • 233MHz Pentium II Processor (recommended 350MHz Pentium III)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 500 MB free disk space
Software Requirements
  • Windows Installer 3.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64)
  • SQL Server Compact 4.0
  • To use the Link Tracking Service, a SQL Server 2005 or 2008 database is required.



Discovery of IBM Connections social data

Social Migrator for SharePoint makes it easy to discover and select just the social data you want to migrate from Connections to SharePoint, including profiles, communities, blogs, wikis, forums, activities, files and bookmarks.

General settings for migration

Social Migrator for SharePoint settings include the ability to connect to either local or remote SharePoint servers; flexible user mapping options; and optional link tracking to ensure users have uninterrupted access to content before, during and after the migration.

User profile migration

Migrate user profiles, including profile pictures and network contacts, and map Connections profile properties to SharePoint.

User profile migration example

See before and after results of a user profile in IBM Connections migrated to SharePoint.

Community migration

Social Migrator for SharePoint migrates each IBM Connections community to a new SharePoint team site while automatically preserving permissions and all community content.

Community migration example

Discover before and after results of migrating an IBM Connections community to a SharePoint team site.

Blog migration

Social Migrator for SharePoint migrates each IBM Connections blog to a new SharePoint site based on the standard Blog site template. Within that site, the Posts, Comments and Categories lists will be populated with migrated data.

Blog migration example

Before and after results of an existing Connections blog migrated to a new SharePoint blog.