Migration, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint

Microsoft 365 migration on your terms with new improvements to the SharePoint Migration Tool

We’re excited to announce new improvements to the SharePoint Migration Tool for the month of February.

Designed to be used for migrations ranging from the smallest set of files to a large scale enterprise migration, the SharePoint Migration Tool will let you bring your information to the cloud and take advantage of the latest collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions with Office 365.

Over the past several months we’ve been continually working to add features to the SharePoint Migration Tool to help you accelerate your journey to Microsoft 365, from support for full site migrations, to incremental improvements to the user experience – the SharePoint Migration Tool is designed to support migrations of all sizes. This month we’re adding some exciting new improvements to help you on your journey to the cloud.

Improvements this month include:

Managed Metadata Service support

If you have an existing taxonomy in SharePoint Server 2013, the SharePoint Migration Tool can now migrate your content types and term stores to Office 365. Global term store migration requires global tenant admin permissions.

Web Parts Support, Site Navigation, and more…

The SharePoint Migration Tool has continuously improved to support more complex migration requirements. From a humble beginning of accelerating files migration to incremental improvements leading up to complete SharePoint 2013 site migrations. Now using the SharePoint Migration Tool you can migrate just about every element of SharePoint sites that you care most about including Web Parts, Pages, and site navigation!

For a detailed list of improvements in this release, refer to the release notes at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointmigration/new-and-improved-features-in-the-sharepoint-mig….

If you’re new to the SharePoint Migration Tool, keep reading below to learn more about how you can transform your business by bringing it to the cloud.

About the SharePoint Migration Tool

The SharePoint Migration Tool is designed to simplify your journey to the cloud through a free, simple, and fast solution to migrate content from on-premises SharePoint sites and file shares to SharePoint or OneDrive in Office 365.  The SharePoint Migration Tool allows you to accelerate your journey to Office 365 overcoming obstacles typically associated with migration projects.  With the SharePoint Migration Tool you can evaluate and address the information that matters the most to your organization, the Libraries, and now Lists that form the foundation of the SharePoint experience.  Using the SharePoint Migration Tool you can start your migration today and take advantage of the full suite of features and security capabilities that Office 365 offers.

Keep reading to learn more about the SharePoint Migration Tool or download the latest version now at https://aka.ms/SPMT.

Getting Started

You can download the SharePoint Migration Tool at http://aka.ms/SPMT.  Through v3 of the SharePoint Migration Tool you’ll have available to you the innovation we’re delivering to help you bring your information to the cloud and take advantage of the latest collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions with Office 365.

What’s next…

Through continued innovation across migration scenarios we’ll be adding more capabilities over time to the SharePoint Migration Tool, including support for more SharePoint versions, site structure migrations, and more.  Subscribe here to stay up to date on future announcements for SharePoint and Office 365.

Wrapping Up…

Whether you’re looking to migrate from file shares on-premises to SharePoint or OneDrive or from on-premises versions of SharePoint, the SharePoint Migration Tool is designed to support the smallest of migrations to large scale migrations with support for bulk scenarios.

Learn more about migrating to Office 365 at https://resources.techcommunity.microsoft.com/cloud-migration/.

Learn more about the SharePoint Migration Tool at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Introducing-the-SharePoint-Migration-Tool-9c38f5df-300b-4ad….

Prepare your environment for migration using the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool by learning more at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53598.

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2 thoughts on “Microsoft 365 migration on your terms with new improvements to the SharePoint Migration Tool

  1. Rod says:

    The SPMT may be fine for the big total site migrations, but I have 100 subdirectories under Shared Documents and several subdirectories under those. I wish to migrate a subdirectory of a subdirectory. when I try to input the url for that subdir, I’m being prompted to sign in again and the program is rejecting that sign in. (It’s the spsfarm account). Why can’t we select the dub directories from the drop down? who should I report issues to? I love the idea of this program, but if it cant do granular migrations, what’s the use?

    • Thanks Rob. I’m assuming based on the scenario outlined you’re using either CSV or JSON to migrate subdirectories from the source. Is the ask to support directory browsing using the SPMT user interface? If so, I’ll bring this recommendation to the team. On support, as an Office 365 subscriber you can open a support request against SPMT.

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