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If the reaction of vendors is anything to go by, one of the biggest issues around the recent beta release of Office 365 is how to get your content into the SharePoint component. Metalogix has released a migration solution, and so too has MetaVis (news, site), which is also offering it for free.

Migration Between SharePoint, Office 365

The new free version of MetaVis Migrator for Office 365 is currently available until the end of the month, or when the one-GB limit is reached, but that shouldn’t be a problem as it is easy to sort out additional license options -- which you have to purchase.

No matter, as the one-GB limit should give you some idea of how and how well it works, after which you can decide then as to whether it will work for you.

There also appears to be few limitations as to what it will work with it, too, as it provides content migration to SharePoint (Office 365) abilities for SharePoint 2010, 2007, 2003 and BPOS (S & D).

While migration is a small word, it has big implications, all of which the free migrator can handle, including the migration of metadata such as created and modified properties to help manage and govern your SharePoint environment.

With it, enterprises can take the kitchen sink across to Office 365, including sites, libraries and other content, as well as offering a central location to maintain SharePoint taxonomies and systemwide awareness of taxonomy structures.

Migrating to Office 365

In fact, MetaVis itself has been playing this down a little bit by promoting the SharePoint abilities alone, because the new Office 365 migrator also works with everything else in the new suite. This includes:

  • File Systems
  • Outlook
  • Exchange Public Folders
  • Cloud to Cloud

The final plus is that the migrator takes only a few minutes to install -- Metavis says -- which is good in that you’ll want all your spare time to get everything across, if you are going to take on the full suite. Check out the video to find out more.