Go figure! @QuestSharePoint uses its own #SharePoint tools for its recent #qSharePoint migration!

Not only do we eat our own dog food—as the saying goes, but we think it’s quite yummy too!


Recently Quest Software upgraded its SharePoint platform from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 with the help of our partner Avanade and several of our own SharePoint migration, management and customization tools! Check out these details and then read the full case study here: https://www.quest.com/solutions/sharepoint/


  • About Quest

Quest Software is a leader in solutions for SharePoint® migration, administration, recovery, security and auditing, access management, and customization and development. So it was no surprise that when Quest needed to migrate from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 it had the right tools to plan and execute the project.


  • Critical Needs

To upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010


  • Solution
  • Server Administrator for SharePoint, which provides maximum insight into SharePoint server and farm configuration and customizations. In particular, the solution’s Upgrade Checker provides graphical reports that show what is and is not ready to upgrade across all SharePoint farms, along with ratings, so the team would know what was critical to correct before making the move to SharePoint 2010.
  • Site Administrator for SharePoint, which helps organizations discover and understand the extent of SharePoint. The tool’s auto-discovery wizard can identify all SharePoint servers and sites across the network, even those IS doesn’t have access to, which meant Quest could bring its orphaned SharePoint sites under central control.


“The detailed information from Server Administrator and Site Administrator enabled us to be very specific with potential consultants about what our current SharePoint landscape was — the sites, the site collections, the size of the farm, the disk space requirements, the number of users, and all the details they would need to stage a successful implementation. That helps the consultant give you an accurate estimate, and it enables you to take your cost estimate to a CFO with a strong measure of confidence that you can meet it."

— Henry Ong, Systems Administrator, Quest Software


  • Migration Suite for SharePoint, an agentless tool for simplifying SharePoint migrations. This tool enables bulk migrations and also granular migrations to migrate only what’s needed, minimizing migration timelines and reducing risk.


"Using Migration Suite, we were able to migrate content out of the incompatible list and site templates that relied on the FAB 40 features into standard templates. Doing that manually would take easily one to two months; we were able to get it done in a few weeks."


— Henry Ong, Systems Administrator, Quest Software


  • Web Parts for SharePoint, which helps organizations radically simplify the approach to SharePoint application development. Users configure rather than code and slash application development time by up to 80 percent! Web Parts also simplifies migrations by allowing applications to be upgraded with no coding requirements.


“The fact that Quest used Quest Web Parts instead of custom code in their source SharePoint environment undoubtedly simplified the migration, saving them a lot of time and money."

— Brian Berg, project delivery lead, Avanade


  • PowerGUI Pro, a graphical PowerShell administration console with an integrated editor and debugger. With PowerGUI Pro, the migration team could create scripts to automate assessment and migration tasks by simply clicking a mouse.


"[PowerGui Pro] It saved us quite a bit of time because we had to do a lot of custom analysis and scripting in looking for areas that needed to be cleaned up. It also helped in doing cleanup and testing the migration. I know the Avanade team will carry that tool to future projects."

— Brian Berg, project delivery lead, Avanade


  • Results
  • Assessed, discovered and scoped the current environment for accurate time and cost estimates for the migration project
  • Simplified and sped the migration by minimizing the amount of custom code
  • Resolved issues identified in pre-migration analysis more than twice as fast as manual methods
  • Delivered fast custom analysis and scripting
  • Established tools and processes for efficient and effective administration after the migration
  • Supported enterprise-wide effort to improve data governance
  • About Avanade

Avanade provides business technology solutions and managed services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft® technologies to help customers realize results. Our people have helped thousands of organizations in all industries improve business agility, employee productivity and customer loyalty. Avanade Collaboration services offer consistent, innovative, empowering solutions that help customers and their distributed employees work more productively than the competition using a single, secure Microsoft SharePoint platform. Additional information can be found at https://www.avanade.com/en.


Read the full case study here: https://www.quest.com/solutions/sharepoint/