Migration

SharePoint Migration Tool Beta adds early preview capabilities

In January we announced General Availability of our SharePoint Migration Tool [https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/General-Availability-of-the-SharePoint-Migration-Tool-amp/ba-p/143689], 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.

Based on our continuous learning and experience from Microsoft FastTrack and feedback from you, we’re pleased to announce new capabilities available in the SharePoint Migration Tool through our new open beta.

Getting Started

You can download the SharePoint Migration Tool Open Beta at http://spmtreleasescus.blob.core.windows.net/betainstall/default.htm.  Through the open beta you’ll have available to you the upcoming 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 new in Open Beta

List Support

New List support allows you to migrate SharePoint Server 2013 Lists to include the following List Templates:

  • GenericList
  • DocumentLibrary
  • Survey
  • Links
  • Announcements
  • Contacts
  • Events
  • Tasks
  • DiscussionBoard
  • PictureLibrary
  • XMLForm
  • GanttTasks
  • Posts
  • Comments
  • Categories
  • MySiteDocumentLibrary
  • AdminTasks

New On-Premises AuthN Support

Improvements in the AuthN support now allow you to connect to more on-premises sources with support for AD FS and more, to include:

  • NTLM
  • Kerberos
  • Forms
  • ADFS
    • MFA
    • SAML Claims
    • Client certificates

Site Structure Creation

Now when migrating your on-premises Lists and documents the SharePoint Migration Tool will create the source site collection or the list for you if it doesn’t already exist, so you don’t have to manually create a destination site. Simply either enter a URL that exist or a valid new URL for the site and the tool will do the rest.

JSON Support

In the current version of the SharePoint Migration Tool you were limited to CSV as a repository for bulk migrations, now on top of supporting a CSV format for automated migration we will also support JSON which will allow you even more fine grain level of control including Task level setting to be different.

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 the SharePoint Migration Tool at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Introducing-the-SharePoint-Migration-Tool-9c38f5df-300b-4adc-8fac-648d0215b5f7.

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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General Availability of the SharePoint Migration Tool & SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool Updates

GENERAL AVAILABILITY TODAY

Taking advantage of cloud services doesn’t have to be difficult or a long-phased migration project.  Today we’re excited to announce General Availability of the SharePoint Migration Tool, a simple, and fast migration solution to help you migrate content from on-premises SharePoint sites and file shares to SharePoint or OneDrive in Office 365.

Based on the learning and experience from Microsoft FastTrack, the SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft  was designed to help you bring your information to the cloud and take advantage of the latest collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions with Office 365.

With a few simple clicks in the intuitive user interface, you can quickly and easily migrate files from file shares, SharePoint sites, or support bulk migrations.

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 supports the smallest of migrations to large scale migrations with support for bulk scenarios.

SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool Updates

In parallel to releasing the SharePoint Migration Tool, we’re also making it easier to ensure your migration is successful by helping you remediate common migration issues before they occur through improvements to the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool.  Improvements in the latest release include:

A Unified Download Package

  • SMAT.exe will determine the version of SharePoint on which it’s installed and run the appropriate tool based on the parameters passed to it. Works on both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013.

New and Updates Assessment Scans

  • New Assessment Scans
    • Custom Permission Levels. Enumerates and reports on all locations that a custom permission level has been created.
    • External Lists – Enumerates and reports on all external lists (BCS connected) in the environment.
  • Changes to existing assessment scans
    • Default filter added to site language to exclude 1033.
    • Default filter added to Customized Pages to exclude anything under _catalogs.
    • Retry logic added to calls to remote resources such as SQL Server. This will help the scans succeed in environments with suspect connectivity. -r switch  added to command line to enable an operator to specify the number of retries. Default is 3.

Improved Identity Mapping Support

  • Ability to generate a full identity report that provides a comprehensive view of the users and groups that have access to the SharePoint environment and if they were able to be mapped to Azure Active Directory identities.
  • Ability to generate an identity mapping file that can be consumed by SPMT or other tool that can use the SMAT identity mapping format.
  • New identity mapping scans configured in the same scandef.json file as the assessment scans.
    • SharePoint Identity Scanner – Discovers all the users and groups that have access to SharePoint.
    • Active Directory Identity Scanner – If the identities found in SharePoint are Windows accounts, lookup Active Directory information for the users and groups. This data is useful to track down identities that did not have a mapping in Azure Active Directory.
    • Azure Active Directory Identity Scanner – Look up users and groups found in SharePoint in the Azure Active Directory tenant the user logged into. Determine if there is an Exact Match, Partial Match, or No Match.
      • ExactMatch – Windows SID in SharePoint matches the OnPremisesSecurityIdentifier in Azure AD.
      • PartialMatch – Claim value in SharePoint matches UPN or email. Display Name in SharePoint matches Display Name in Azure AD.
      • NoMatch – Unable to find an exact/partial match.

While the SharePoint Migration Tool and SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool provide support for many migration scenarios, we recognize your needs may differ in scope and complexity.  For more complex migrations, support with adoption and usage, or help planning Microsoft FastTrack includes resources, tools, and experts to make your rollout of Office 365 a success.

To learn more about Microsoft FastTrack visit https://fasttrack.microsoft.com/office.  In addition, consider one of Microsoft’s many partners that can help ensure your migration to Office 365 is both seamless and successful.

Getting Started

To get started and download the new SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft visit https://aka.ms/spmt.

To get started and download the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool visit https://aka.ms/smat.

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