Overview Of SharePoint Modernization Scanner

The transformation of classic to modern SharePoint is a phased journey. The first phase is to analyze your classic SharePoint site's readiness for modern SharePoint.

Overview

 
The transformation of classic to modern SharePoint is a phased journey. The first phase is to analyze your classic SharePoint site's readiness for modern SharePoint. When we think of transforming classic sites to modern, our tenant might have hundreds or even thousands of sites. It is a tough choice to decide which site will be a good candidate to start with. The first thought comes to mind is to prepare the list of components in our site (e.g. custom web parts, JavaScript codes, custom actions, etc.) and select the site with lesser customizations. It is a good idea, however, preparing this inventory by going through those thousands of sites is never easy.
 
Microsoft has a tool called SharePoint Modernization Scanner already available for this, which helps to understand the readiness of a site for modernization.
 
In this article, we will explore the SharePoint Modernization Scanner to carry out the analysis of site compatibility and readiness for modernization.
 

Why SharePoint Modernization Scanner?

 
This tool from Microsoft helps to carry out a detailed analysis of -
  • the readiness of the site to connect to Office 365 group
  • the compatibility of the lists and libraries for modern user interface
  • the readiness of Wiki and web part pages for page modernization
The outcome of this tool can be used to drive the planning, remediation, and migration while transforming classic sites to modern. This tool will provide the factual data in a dashboard manner.
 
Download, Install and Configure
 
Download the latest version of the tool from here. The tool provides multiple ways of authentication to connect to the SharePoint site.
  • Azure AD App Only
  • Azure ACS App Only
  • Username and password

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In this article, we will explore the “Username and password” option as it does not require any additional configuration.
  • Select the “Username and password” option.
  • Enter the username and password.

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  • Click "Next".
  • Enter your tenant name

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  • Click "Next".
  • On the next screen, we can define the Scan mode.

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  • Select the individual scan mode to scan a specific scenario or perform a full scan.
  • Click "Next".
  • Specify the additional scan options.

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  • Click “Start scan” to start the process.
  • The scan process will start.

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Once the scanning is finished, the tool will prepare all the reports in a random folder.

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Understand the reports

 
The scanner tool will generate the reports based on the scan options selected while running the tool. The CSV (Comma Separated Values) files contain the raw data in a table format.
 
Office 365 Group Connection Readiness
 
This dashboard shows the readiness of SharePoint sites to connect to Office 365 groups.

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Office 365 List Readiness
 
This dashboard shows the readiness of the lists for modern UI and the reason of blocking (e.g., due to list base template, view type, JSLink, etc.).

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Office 365 Page Transformation Readiness
 
This dashboard shows the readiness of Wiki and web part pages to transform into modern pages. It analyzes the pages by associated content type, page layout being used and web parts on the page.

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Office 365 Publishing Portal Transformation Readiness
 
This dashboard shows the readiness of publishing portal for transformation based on site structure, navigation, branding, page layouts, page publishing and multi-lingual support.

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Summary

 
SharePoint Modernization Scanner tool from Microsoft helps to analyze the classic sites for their readiness for transformation into modernization. The output from this tool is helpful for planning, remediation, and migration phases.