Migration, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint

Kick start the new year and your cloud migration with new SharePoint Migration Tool improvements

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

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.

Improvements this month include:

A new, updated UI aligned with the Office 365 user experience

This release of the SharePoint Migration Tool includes improvements to the user interface with a new, simplified control service more aligned to the visual themes of SharePoint Online.

Ability to start new migrations without having to restart the SharePoint Migration Tool

Now in this release of the SharePoint Migration Tool you can start new migrations without having to restart the migration tool.

Improved interaction flow including simplified setting review experience

More easily access and view the settings needed to support your migration scenario with a new simplified interaction flow and review experience.

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-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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Migration, SharePoint

The Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool v2 is now Generally Available

Last month we announced open beta for the next generation of the SharePoint Migration Tool with new capabilities to include support for SharePoint Lists, programmatic destination site creation and more.  Today we’re pleased to announce this version (v2) of the SharePoint Migration Tool is now generally available.

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 what’s new in v2 or download now at https://aka.ms/SPMT.

Getting Started

You can download the SharePoint Migration Tool at http://aka.ms/SPMT.  Through v2 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 new in V2

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
  • IssueTracking

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.

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 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.

The SharePoint Migration assessment tool is a simple command line executable that scans the contents of your SharePoint farm to help identify the impact of migrating your server to SharePoint Online with Office 365.

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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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Administration, OneDrive for Business, Security and Compliance, SharePoint

SharePoint and OneDrive Management, Migration, and Security Updates

In this post:

SharePoint Admin Center Updates

SharePoint Migration Tool Updates

OneDrive Files Restore

Microsoft has been building enterprise software for decades and running some of the largest online services in the world. We draw from this experience to keep making SharePoint and OneDrive more secure for users, implementing and continuously improving security-aware software development, operational management, and threat-mitigation practices that are essential to the strong protection of your services and data. This update shares upcoming improvements in SharePoint and OneDrive.

SharePoint Admin Center Preview

ROLLING OUT NOW TO TARGETED RELEASE ON 2/1

Innovation in the cloud drives tremendous business value, and it delivers new capabilities to the IT professionals who work tirelessly to support, configure, administer, and secure their organizations’ content and services.

While our new user experiences are designed to be simpler, more intuitive, and more powerful we also believe administration should be just as simple, just as intuitive, and just as powerful, and to that we’re introducing a completely revamped SharePoint Admin center that draws heavily on our modern principles. An administrative console designed to help IT achieve more, so their users can achieve more.

For Targeted Release customers the option to try the new SharePoint Admin Center will be available through the existing administration experience for SharePoint Online (see illustration below).  This permits the use of both administrative experiences as we continue to refine and add capabilities to the new admin center that are currently not present in the existing administrative experience.

  • Sign in to Office 365 as a global admin or SharePoint admin.
  • Select the app launcher icon in the upper-left and choose Admin to open the Office 365 admin center. (If you don’t see the Admin tile, you don’t have Office 365 administrator permissions in your organization.)
  • In the left pane, choose Admin centers > SharePoint.

To see more of the new SharePoint Admin Center check out the video below:

To learn more about the new SharePoint Admin Center refer to https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Get-started-with-the-new-SharePoint-admin-center-0bb250bb-1d3c-43f8-b751-b322522ccf33.

General Availability of the SharePoint Migration Tool

GENERAL AVAILABILITY ON 1/9/2018 refer to complete article at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/General-Availability-of-the-SharePoint-Migration-Tool-amp/ba-p/143689/jump-to/first-unread-message.

Taking advantage of cloud services doesn’t have to be difficult or a long-phased migration project.  In addition to the new SharePoint Admin Center, we’re also announcing General Availability of the SharePoint Migration Tool, a new free, 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, using the SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft with a few simple clicks you can begin to bring your information to the cloud and take advantage of the latest collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions with Office 365.

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.

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

To get started with the SharePoint Migration Tool refer to https://support.office.com/en-us/article/How-to-use-the-SharePoint-Migration-Tool-65462df1-42fe-40cf-88f7-e39f82f5130f..

While the SharePoint Migration Tool provides 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 preview the new SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft visit https://aka.ms/spmt.

OneDrive Files Restore Rolling out to Production

ROLLING OUT NOW refer to complete article at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/OneDrive-Blog/Announcing-New-OneDrive-for-Business-feature-Files-Restore/bc-p/147462#M387.

Data loss is non-negotiable, it’s not something that can be bought back.  From corruption, to ransomware, to just accidental deletion—losing content can completely disrupt a business.  The recent issues with WannaCry and other ransomware attacks showed just how disruptive it can be.

Keeping your data safe has always been a top concern.  In addition to simplifying control with the new SharePoint Migration Tool and migration with the SharePoint Migration Tool, we are also excited to announce that “OneDrive File Restore”, a complete self-service recovery solution to allow content owners to go back in time to any second in the last 30 days is now rolling out to our customers.   Now your users and your administrators can rewind changes using activity data to find the exact moment to revert to.

Files Restore starts rolling out today and will be fully rolled out by Spring 2018.

Resources

To learn more about the new SharePoint Admin Center, the SharePoint Migration Tool, and Files Restore with OneDrive and more security, admin ,and migration capabilities in SharePoint and OneDrive, watch the video below.

https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/55100?source=sessions

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