University IT is in the process of migrating existing Slack users to the Stanford Slack Grid (Stanford Slack for short). The following information provides Slack administrators with resources the to help them migrate their Slack workspaces to Stanford Slack.
What to expect
There are three stages of migrating your workspace to the Stanford Slack Grid:
- Pre-migration status
Your workspace is submitted to Slack and moved to Stanford Slack Grid billing. After submission, your billing will cease, and Slack Enterprise Grid features are enabled automatically. Slack will send us a pre-migration report on your workspace identifying potential issues. We will schedule a zoom meeting or two to talk about how to resolve those problems and walk you through what you need to do to prepare your workspace.
Typically, your Slack is usually unavailable for 30 minutes to an hour. We have to work within Slack’s schedule for migrations, but there are usually a few options each week. Your users will be logged out of your workspace during this time and sent an email announcing when the migration is complete. They can then log back into Slack and will be directed to use their SUNet ID logins to access the workspace. If you have users who are non-Stanford guests, they will be able to login without a SUNet ID.
- Post-migration cleanup
This takes place right after the workspace is migrated. There are usually a few users who did not have their default email set in the workspace and need to have their accounts fixed. This takes only a few minutes once we know about it. Additionally, changes to the way an individual Slack and a Grid-base Slack work may require some changes like sharing channels to another workspace vs. allowing Single-Channel Guests into your workspace.