Introducing the SharePoint Migration Tool


The Version 2 is now publicly available for download here: SharePoint Migration Tool Version 2. For more information on this release: SharePoint Migration Tool new features

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 or OneDrive in Office 365. It is available to Office 365 users.


Currently the SharePoint Migration Tool is not available for users of Office 365 operated by 21Vianet in China or for users of Office 365 Germany.

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.

SharePoint Migration Tool

Download and Install the SharePoint Migration Tool

You can download and install the SharePoint Migration Tool using Internet Explorer, Edge or Chrome browser.


If you are using the Chrome browser, you need to install the ClickOnce for Google Chrome plug-in before installing the SharePoint Migration Tool. > To download and install the plug-in: Using Chrome, go to this site and then click Add to Chrome: ClickOnce for Google Chrome plug-in

  1. To download the tool, go to SharePoint Migration Tool Version 2.

  2. Click Install.

  3. Click Yes to allow this app.

    After downloading and installing the SharePoint Migration Tool, read How to use the SharePoint Migration Tool to help you get started.

See also

Planning is the key to a successful data migration to SharePoint Online. The SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool (SMAT) is a simple command line executable that will scan the contents of your SharePoint farm to help identify any issues with data you plan to migrate to SharePoint Online. The results report points you to articles to help you fix any issues that were discovered. The tool runs in the background without impacting your production environment.

To download the tool: SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool (SMAT)

How the SharePoint Migration Tool works

How to use the SharePoint Migration Tool

Advanced Settings

How to format your CSV file for data content migration

Create a user mapping file for data content migration

SharePoint Online and OneDrive Migration Speed

SharePoint Online provided Azure containers and queues for SPO Migration API