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SharePoint Migration Tool v2 is now Generally Available

Last month I entered the beta program to test the next version of the SharePoint Migration Tool.  The beta supported new capabilities such as support for SharePoint Lists, the ability to script destination site creation, and more.  Now, Microsoft has announced that V2 of the SharePoint Migration Toll is generally available.

The SharePoint Migration Tool is designed to simplify the migration to the cloud with a free, simple, and fast solution to migrate content from on-premises SharePoint sites and file shares to SharePoint or OneDrive in Office 365.  With the SharePoint Migration Tool you can evaluate and address the information that matters the most in your organization, the Libraries, and now Lists that form the basics of a SharePoint experience.

Getting Started

The download of the SharePoint Migration Tool is available at

So, 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 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, if it already doesn’t exist, so you don’t have to manually create a destination site.  Simple enter a valid existing URL or a new URL 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 operations, now on top of supporting a CSV format for automated migration, the tool will also support JSON which will give you even more fine grain control over your migration. 
The SharePoint Migration Tool is designed to support the smallest of migrations to large scale migrations for bulk scenarios. 

Prepare your environment for migrations using the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool.  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