Teams Personal Chat Migration into Azure Data Lake
Another approach, rudimentary described
in the white paper is, migration or better said exporting Teams chat messages
into Azure Data Lake solution.
To be said upfront,
this is not a solution you or a consultancy company can do, rather you must
engage Microsoft (MCS/PSS). This is an internal Microsoft solution using a
private API for export.
several options on how data can be extracted:
large XML file
XML files per Teams user
There is no
other way yet, rather than using XML. Further, you must purchase an Azure VM
and Azure Storage. The costs aren’t too high and acceptable.
After Chat message extraction, the consolidated XML file will be sent via email or copied into OneDrive.
Talking about user experience. This is not a user-friendly option! As user must have an XML reader and message can only be found by an XML search. This makes it difficult finding messages.
But in case of compliance or other relevant requirement, where chat messages must be taken along during a cross-tenant migration, this option should be considered.