Migrating from a SharePoint Discussion Board List to Social Squared

Within this video, we will explore how to migrate from a SharePoint Discussion Board list to Lightning Tools Social Squared. The result will be that your Discussion Board list becomes a new modern Social Squared Forum Group and Forum, and all Discussion Board List items are migrated as posts within that Forum.

SharePoint Discussion Board migration

These instructions include updates to the above video.

Click the Download button at the end of this page to download the Discussion Board migration tool. Unzip the package.

Upload the extracted sppkg file into your SharePoint Online tenant app catalog (showing the modern App Management experience below).

On the Enable app panel, you may wish to select “Only enable this app“, so you can then add it only to the site where you are migrating your discussion board content into Social Squared.

Navigate to a site where you have already added Social Squared and where you wish to migrate your existing SharePoint Discussion Board content. NOTE: This should be an empty instance of Social Squared, as the migration process will overwrite any content you may already have in Social Squared.

Empty instance of Social Squared

Add an App to add the Discussion Board migration tool.

NOTE: If you have content in a SharePoint Discussion Board on SharePoint Server, and you are moving to SharePoint Online, you can first migrate your discussion board content along with the rest of your content, and then use our tool to migrate the discussion board content into Social Squared.

Updated July 2023 (SU)

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