Well, we finally got a look at SharePoint 2013 and by the looks of it, there’s a lot more looking to do. There’s a certain horrible fascination in this preview given that many enterprises are just getting to grips with SharePoint 2010 and they’re being told they’re going to have to start moving again.

MetaVis has been quick to grasp the opportunities here and announced, just as Microsoft was wrapping up business last night, that it is providing tools that offer full support for the migration and administration of content for what is now officially SharePoint 2013.

SharePoint Content Migration

With users already lining up to download the preview version or get the online version from Office 365, MetaVis has made its Migration Suite available for download, too.

Presumably the thinking here is that if you’re considering a move to SharePoint 2013, then you’re going to have to look into SharePoint content migration all over again.

MetaVis products future proof a company's investment in SharePoint by supporting all versions of SharePoint including premise and cloud based. Companies should not hesitate to begin planning their SharePoint 2013 deployment strategy, “ Peter Senescu, President and Co-founder of MetaVis.

Which is kind of good, because if you’re not finished moving to 2010 and considering 2013, then it might be wise to invest in a tool or suite that works with the two. MetaVis is facilitating this with a set of new APIs that ensure its products support past and future versions of SharePoint.

MetaVis and SharePoint 2013

The result is that all MetaVis products now work with SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2010, 2007 and 2003.

We can all agree that tools that enable or simplify migration can only be a good thing. But it still doesn’t resolve the core issue around any SharePoint deployment that occurs no matter what version you happen to be working in: that issue is, of course, planning, or rather planning your deployment and how you are going to manage it.

While we always get excited around new SharePoint versions and all the new functionality, the addition of a new version while so many older versions are still in place can only confuse the issue further.

We’ll be looking at this again soon, but in the meantime, for those that know where and in what version they want their content, MetaVis has already stepped up to the mark.