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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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, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint

Migrating to Microsoft Teams using the SharePoint Migration Tool

The SharePoint Migration Tool lets you migrate lists or files from your SharePoint on-premises document libraries or from your on-premises file shares and easily move them to either SharePoint, OneDrive or Microsoft Teams in Office 365. It is available to Office 365 users.

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.

Microsoft Teams and SharePoint File Storage

With Microsoft Teams you can create a more open, digital environment. Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace that brings together people, conversations, content and tools—creating a more open, digital environment. Threaded conversations make it easy to understand what each employee is referencing, and employees can co-author and collaborate on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents without ever leaving the app.

Microsoft Teams and SharePoint team sites are each organized by project, organization, topic, or other area of interest for a group of people.  Similar to traditional SharePoint implementations within organizations, Microsoft Teams and its channels will often align to the same information architecture.

The relationship with SharePoint drives this structure in that each Microsoft Team automatically has a modern SharePoint site associated with it; that’s where channel documents are stored. Each channel is associated with a folder in the SharePoint site’s document library. In addition, files sent between users outside of a Teams channel are stored in the sender’s OneDrive for Business folder.

Files are at the center of collaboration, using the SharePoint Migration Tool you can quickly and easily start taking advantage of Microsoft Teams through migrating your on-premises content to Microsoft Teams libraries and folders.

Migrating SharePoint 2013 documents to the Microsoft Teams Default Document Library

  1. Start the SharePoint Migration Tool, and then click Next.
  2. Enter your Office 365 username and password, and then click Sign in.
  3. Select Choose a source and destination.
  4. Select SharePoint Server (on-premises).
  5. Enter the SharePoint Server 2013 site URL where your data is currently located. Click Next.
  6. Enter your username and password to the SharePoint Server site; username must use the format of someone@example.com. Click Sign in.
  7. Choose the document library where your files are located. The drop-down list will contain all your possible choices.
  8. Enter the URL of the SharePoint Online site where you want your files migrated.
  9. Select the document library to where your files will be moved.
  10. Click Add. This task will be added to the list. If you want to select another set of data files to migrate, click Choose a source and destination.

Migrating File Shares to the Microsoft Teams Default Document Library

  1. Start the SharePoint Migration Tool, and then click Next.
  2. Enter your Office 365 username and password, and then click Sign in.
  3. Select Choose a source and destination.
  4. Select File share.
  5. Enter the path of the file share where your data is located. Click Next.
  6. Enter the URL of the SharePoint Online site where you want your files migrated, and then enter your username and password to the SharePoint Server site. Click Sign in.
  7. Choose the document library to where your files will be moved.
  8. Click Add. This task will be added to the list. If you want to select another set of data files to migrate, click Choose a source and destination.
  9. When you have finished selecting your sources, click Migrate.

Migrating File Shares, Home Directories, or SharePoint 2013 documents to Microsoft Teams to Channel Folders

Using the SharePoint Migration Tool you can migrate content to the Microsoft Teams default document library as described in the previous steps, in addition to Microsoft Teams channels. Migrating to Microsoft Teams channels requires using either the CSV or JSON bulk migration option with the SharePoint Migration Tool.

To use a JSON or CSV file for bulk migration

  1. Open the SharePoint Migration Tool, and then click Next.
  2. Enter your Office 365 username and password, and then click Sign in.
  3. Select JSON or CSV file for bulk migration. Enter the location of your file, or click Choose File to locate it. Click Add.

Assuming a SharePoint on-premises migration to the General channel folder as illustrated earlier this example shows how it would appear in a .txt file.

Sample (csv):

Source,SourceDocLib,SourceSubFolder,TargetWeb,TargetDocLib,TargetSubFolder

C:MigrationTeststestfiles,,,https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/Finance/,SharePoint Documents,General

https://sharepoint2013.com/sites/contosoteamsite/,DocumentLibraryName,DocLibrarySubfolder_name,https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/Finance/,SharePoint Documents,General

Sample (JSON):

{
   "Tasks":[
      {
         "SourcePath":"https://sharepoint2013.com/sites/contosoteamsite/",
         "TargetPath":"https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/Finance",
         "Items":{
            "Lists":[
               {
                  "SourceList":"SharePoint Documents",
                  "TargetList":"Shared Documents, General"
               }
            ],
         }
      },
   ]
}

For more information on how to create a JSON or CSV file for data content migration, see How to format your JSON or CSV file for data content migration.

  1. If your JSON or CSV file is successfully added without errors, the job will be added to your list of sources and destinations.
  2. If you want to select another set of data files to migrate, click Choose a source and destination.
  3. When you have finished selecting your sources, click Migrate.

Learn more about the SharePoint Migration Tool and the different ways it can help to accelerate success in Office 365 at https://aka.ms/spmt.

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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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