Migrate to SharePoint Online and OneDrive

Moving to SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business?

There are different options available to migrate content to SharePoint Online, depending on the size and quantity of files you need to move.

What is SharePoint Online?

A component of your Office 365 enterprise subscription, SharePoint Online (SPO) is a cloud based collaboration platform that lets you and your organization store, organize, and share data and easily communicate with each other. With SPO, you can share common resources and applications on portals, search to discover information and expertise across your organization, and stay in the know with personalized news in SharePoint home and the SharePoint mobile apps.

Planning your move to SharePoint online

The method you select to move your data depends on a number of factors including the amount of data and the size. What data do you want or need to move? Where is the content currently stored? Taking the time to plan your migration, including taking an inventory and assessment of your data, is key to a successful migration.

Assess your data

Use the SharePoint Assessment and Identity Management tool for SharePoint 2013 and 2010 servers to assist in migration to SharePoint online.

Go here to download: SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool.

Microsoft FastTrack services

Microsoft FastTrack services can help you get started with your migration to the cloud. To learn more, go to Microsoft FastTrack.

Ways to move your data

Method Description
SharePoint Migration Tool The SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) can easily migrate your files from SharePoint on-premises document libraries, lists or regular files shares.
Download either the current release or the latest public preview:

SharePoint Migration Tool (current release) or
SharePoint Migration Tool Public Preview V3.0.104.3
PowerShell To use the PowerShell version of the SPMT, see Migrate to SharePoint Online using PowerShell.
OneDrive sync client
After installing the OneDrive Sync client, you can drag and drop files to a folder on the computer and the content will automatically sync with either OneDrive or SharePoint Online.
Manual upload
Uploading files one at a time from the SharePoint Online tenant.