Release Notes: New and improved features in the SharePoint Migration Tool

Learn about the new features and updates to existing features in SharePoint Migration Tool.

Note

To install the current release download here: SharePoint Migration Tool

SPMT V2.1.100.0

New features

The following features were added to SharePoint Migration Tool, Version 2.1.100.0

Feature Description
Powershell migration solution*
All features of the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) can now be done by using PowerShell cmdlets.
Settings
Improved labels and text descriptions for settings.

Note:
To use the SPMT 2.1 PowerShell feature (currently in open beta):

  1. Open SPMT v2.1. The PowerShell .dll's will be copied to %userprofile%\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules
  2. Run the following:
    Import-Module Microsoft.SharePoint.MigrationTool.PowerShell
    

    To learn more, see:
    Migrate to SharePoint Online using PowerShell
    SharePoint Migration Tool PowerShell Reference

Improvements

In addition to a number of minor fixes, here are the primary improvements made in this release:

Issue Fix
Stability
General improvements have been made to remove some errors in tool.
Permissions settings
Separate settings are now available to set file share permissions and the SharePoint on-premises permissions.
Changes to migrating multiple versions
Checked-in version(s) of a file will migrate but any the checked-out version will not.

SPMT V1.1.90.1

New features

The following features were added to SharePoint Migration Tool, Version 1.1.901.

Feature Description
Allow migration of 0 bytes files
Files will be migrated even if they are of zero bytes.
Computer names column
A column containing the name of the computers running the migration job has been added to the report.
Support of incremental check on target environment
In SharePoint Online, an incremental check of the target environment will be performed. If the modified time of the source file is earlier than the modified time of the target file, the file will not be migrated.

Improvements

In addition to a number of minor fixes, here are the primary improvements made in this release:

Issue Fix
Stability
General improvements have been made to remove some errors in tool.
Permissions fixes
We have made several improvements to better preserve the permission when requested and not removing existing permission in the destination.
Warnings when files are checked out
Users will now have warning messages appear in the tool when attempting to migrate a file that was checked out.
Report when performing only a scan
The FilesReport.csv file will now show the correct results when only scanning option is turned on.

See also

Other Resources

Download SharePoint Migration Tool

How to use the SharePoint Migration Tool