SharePoint’s Migration Manager makes it easier to import content from Box, Dropbox, and Google Workspace

Rabia Noureen

SharePoint Migration Manager

Microsoft has announced some important updates for its SharePoint Migration Manager, a tool that helps organizations migrate their on-premises content to Microsoft 365. These new capabilities will enable admins to easily move their files and folders from third-party cloud storage providers, including Box, Dropbox, and Google Workspace, directly from the SharePoint admin center.

“At times, you need to move content cloud-to-cloud. We’re pleased to highlight Mover integration progress, to bring more of their technology directly inside the SharePoint admin center in Microsoft 365. Now, the Migration Manager admin tab is the home to manage all content migrations into Microsoft 365 (primarily into OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams) – without leaving the service,” the company explained.

thumbnail image 1 captioned Connect your Box, Dropbox, or Google Workspace account to Microsoft 365 to move files and folder into OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams.

The new Box integration makes it easier for Microsoft 365 admins to discover and import their content to Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive. This feature will begin rolling out in public preview later this month, and it will let users migrate up to approximately 1500 Box accounts at a time. The company is advising its customers to use the Mover migration tool for larger migrations.

In addition, Microsoft has also introduced the ability to import content from Google Workspace and Dropbox, which allows users to collaborate on group projects easily. These features are now available for all Office 365 subscribers (regardless of the organization’s information complexity, data scale, and size).

To get started, IT admins will need to head to the new SharePoint admin center, navigate to the Migration Manager page, and then sign in with their admin account. We invite you to check out the SharePoint support article to learn more about the migration process.

Lastly, the Redmond gaint is also planning to expand its migration offerings to support content migration from Egnyte into Microsoft 365 in July. Microsoft noted that its Migration Manager will soon add a content discovery tool to make it easier for admins to understand their content, and you can sign up for the Migration discovery preview on this page.