SharePoint 2019 Upgrade Coming this Month!

Hello APAN users!

The Customer Engagements Services Team is excited to inform you that we will be upgrading the APAN SharePoint platform to SharePoint 2019 THIS MONTH! 

Deployment of SharePoint 2019 (Phase 1)  is scheduled to take place the week of 20-23 June 2023.

Key feature for SharePoint 2019 include the following:

  • ALL SharePoint communities will be have a new URL
  • Upon completion of the upgrade process, all user saved bookmarks/URLs for SharePoint 2013 will automatically be redirected to the new SharePoint 2019 site collection/site/page/list
  • APAN is adopting a “Phased Approach” for SharePoint 2019:
    • Phase 1: Upgrade SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2019 Classic (UI looks similar to SharePoint 2013)
    • Phase 2 (Date TBD): Upgrade all sites including APAN custom features from Classic to Modern SharePoint

During the upgrade users should expect the following:

  • The existing SharePoint 2013 site collections will be set to “Read-Only” mode to prevent any add/edit/delete operations on the site’s content. APAN users will continue to have access to view the data during this time
  • Expect intermittent interruption of services

If you have an event scheduled during this time, it is important to understand that this upgrade will not be postponed and users must exercise their alternate plan for information sharing.

Training and support will be available for users after the upgrade is complete. 

More the follow in the coming days.

~ The APAN Customer Engagements Team