So I have been tasked with taking an existing Sandboxed Sharepoint (2013) that my company uses, and transferring all the content to a Production Sharepoint (2013). I'm trying to read into it, but I feel like it is so overly complicated and I'm missing something. We literally want whatever is in the Sandbox to be exactly implemented into the new system. Is there a simple way to deploy the site?
I've been reading about exporting solutions, using Visual Studio, PowerShell, and Sharepoint designer, etc., but it seems like I'm either missing something or this is overly complicated.
Can someone explain to me why it needs to be done this way? Further more, could someone help break down the steps I need to do this so I can understand them? I've been heavily researching this, but I simply don't understand the information that I've found.